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 [...]

The Beach Cleanup, 2017 is rapidly approaching!

Since 1995, CEDO, in collaboration with the Local Committee for Clean Beaches of Puerto Peñasco, invites you to participate in the 2017 Beach Cleanup, as part of a worldwide effort under the umbrella of the International Coastal Cleanup, a global event with millions of participants organized by The Ocean Conservancy. The Beach Cleanup will take [...]

2017-09-29T15:18:35+00:00 September 29th, 2017|CEDO News|

Building Repair at CEDO. We need your help now!

by Peggy J. Turk Boyer This week we began urgent repair work at the CEDO field station in Puerto Peñasco.  As a community resource center, CEDO offers many services from meetings with fishermen and educational programs for youth, to a place for researchers and classes to visit from the U.S. This is why [...]

2017-07-20T13:24:01+00:00 July 20th, 2017|CEDO News|


Every summer the Intercultural Center for the Studies of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) organizes its traditional Bilingual Wet Feet Ocean Camp with the goals of: Being in touch with Mexicans and American kids to offer them information about the Northern Gulf of California through knowledge that can apply to daily life in an environmentally friendly [...]

2017-04-06T16:15:06+00:00 April 6th, 2017|CEDO News|

Wet Feet Ocean Camp 2017

The Wet Feet Ocean Camp is a bilingual overnight summer camp for youth ages 9-13. This adventure takes place in wetlands, and the rich marine and desert habitats of the Gulf of California.  Accommodations will be provided at CEDO´s Field Station in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. This year's theme will be: Our Wetlands, and it will [...]

2017-03-17T10:17:32+00:00 March 10th, 2017|CEDO News|

2017 Tide Calendars Are In!  

This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of CEDO’s Environmental Contest. The contest has been one of our most successful tools for involving youth in learning about their surroundings and helping maintain a healthy environment. The calendar has information and photos of children and youth participating in conservation actions, such as cleaning beaches, protecting estuaries, finding [...]

2016-11-01T11:59:06+00:00 October 31st, 2016|CEDO News|

Thriving coastal communities, sustainable livelihoods, healthy ecosystems!

By Peggy J. Turk Boyer, Executive Director Boards of Directors and key staff from the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) gathered together in Ensenada, Baja California from 4 to 7 March 2016 to celebrate the  institution’s 35 years of accomplishments,  renew collaborations,  and analyze strategic directions for the future.  A [...]

2016-10-13T12:46:59+00:00 March 31st, 2016|CEDO News|


On Saturday October 24, 2015 the Municipal Government of Puerto Peñasco, CEDO and the Clean Beaches Committee of Puerto Peñasco organized a beach cleanup for the city beaches. This local beach cleanup was coordinated with the International Coastal Cleanup Day sponsored by The Ocean Conservancy. The goal of this coordinated event is to create world-wide [...]

2017-05-19T15:34:33+00:00 December 24th, 2015|CEDO News|

CEDO’s 2016 Tide Calendars have arrived!

Order your Tide Calendar at CEDO's Ecoshop. This year’s tide calendar has photos and information about the 6 fishing communities of the Puerto-Peñasco Puerto Lobos Biological Corridor and 3 communities of the Upper Gulf of California/Colorado River Delta Biosphere Reserve, including maps of these two unique areas. You won’t want to miss these photos which [...]

2016-10-13T12:46:59+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|CEDO News|