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Pioneering Fisheries Management Consensus Reached in the Northern Gulf Of California

On the Road to Sustainable Fisheries! On February 27, 2018, in Hermosillo, Sonora, MX, the Intercultural Center for Desert and Ocean Studies (CEDO) and fisheries authorities from the Mexican National Commission of Agriculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) and National Institution for Fisheries and Aquaculture (INAPESCA), met with Sonoran fishermen to seal their commitment to [...]

Los Humedales Conectan las Comunidades con el Mar

Los humedales en el norte del Golfo de California, además de ser paisajes enigmáticos donde el desierto se convierte en un verde oasis, son ecosistemas que integran una increíble biodiversidad y una amplia gama de "servicios ecosistémicos", por ejemplo, actuando como viveros para la pesca local y mitigando los efectos del cambio climático a través [...]

Wetlands Connect People to the Desert and Sea

Wetlands in ​​the northern Gulf of California, in addition to being enigmatic landscapes where the desert turns into a green oasis, are ecosystems that integrate incredible biodiversity and a wide range of “ecosystem services,” for example, acting as nurseries for local fisheries and mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration. Fishermen in Puerto Lobos preparing [...]

Catching Up With CEDO in 2018

In 2018, CEDO's New Year’s Resolution is to double our efforts and better communicate the exciting and unprecedented work that we are doing in the northern Gulf of California, and beyond, to our friends, followers, and supporters. We are moving fast and leaving wakes, so read on and don't get left behind! The famous [...]

Fisheries Monitoring in the Gulf of Ulloa, B.C.S.

By Alan Ruiz Berman, CEDO's Communications Coordinator at the Tucson office. December, 15, 2017 CEDO, the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans, is also active on the Pacific coast of the Baja Peninsula in a biologically rich and commercially important fishing area known as the Gulf of Ulloa - named for the [...]

2017-12-20T13:31:34+00:00 December 15th, 2017|CEDO News|

End of 2017 Address

By Peggy J. Turk Boyer. Peggy is the Executive Director at CEDO and the driving force behind all of our programs.    December 15, 2017 Dear friend of CEDO, Angeles Sánchez, one of CEDO's ~25 dedicated staff members, recalls the story of an elder woman from the San Jorge Bay fishing community asking a group [...]

The Need for Community Participation in Conservation

By Víctor Arturo Ricárdez-García. Víctor is one of CEDO's Community Participation Specialists in the northern Gulf of California, helping to foster socio-economic and ecological well-being in coastal, artisanal fishing communities. I am sitting in classroom in Ensenada, Baja California, where I am pursuing my MA degree in Ecosystem Management. It has been just one week [...]

San Jorge Bay Fishermen Become Local Sea Lion Stewards 

The Sea Lion Monitoring Group For the past seven years, a group of artisanal fishermen from the San Jorge Bay region of the northern Gulf of California, have been monitoring and actively promoting the conservation of the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) population on the Island of San Jorge (Bird Island), one of the largest [...]

Our 2018 Tide Calendar Is Ready For Order!

Our 2018 Tide Calendar is ready for order! All proceeds go directly to our on-the-ground community-building and conservation work in the northern Gulf of California, bringing together people, knowledge and solutions! The theme of our 2018 Calendar is climate change and its effects on marine ecosystems, and it contains lots of great, scientifically accurate information [...]

2017-11-29T15:35:10+00:00 October 31st, 2017|CEDO News, Climate Change, Environmental Education|

Vaquita Marina Rescue, News From The Field

Today marks the first day of a historical effort to prevent the extinction of the world’s smallest and most endangered cetacean, the Gulf of California harbor porpoise, Phocoena sinus, commonly known as the vaquita marina, or little sea cow. Rafael Pacciano Alamán, Mexican Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), arrived a few days ago in the [...]