World Oceans Day, 2018, A Toast to the Ocean

By: Socorro González Barajas and Alan Ruiz Berman World Oceans Day is a day of recognition instated by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2009, and is being celebrated on June 8-9, 2018. CEDO will be at the Arizona -Sonoran Desert Museum on June 9th to speak about our work at their World [...]

2018-06-01T17:35:33+00:00 May 21st, 2018|CEDO News, Climate Change, Environmental Education|

A Community Effort to Study and Protect the Least Tern

By Angeles Sánchez, Eleazar López, Paloma Valdivia and Alan Ruiz Berman. The least tern (Sternula antillarum) is a protected species of sea bird in Mexico (NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010) and in the U.S. by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This small, white, fancy-flying bird migrates in April, all the way from South America to the northern Gulf of [...]

Baby Dace All Over the Place!

By Alan Ruiz Berman, Paloma Valdivia and CEDO collaborator Dennis Caldwell. The Río Sonoyta is a tributary of the Colorado River system that spans across the border from southern Arizona to northern Sonora, Mexico, historically emptying into the Gulf of California near Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point). Once an important freshwater ecosystem, it has all but [...]

Studying Cetaceans in the Peñasco to Lobos Corridor

Recently, CEDO invited Mexican researchers and students to be part of our Puerto Peñasco - Puerto Lobos Corridor Marine Spatial Planning Program, by contributing their collaborative research with local fishermen to identify and describe the spatial and temporal presence of whales and dolphins in this area. At Mexico’s most famous school for marine biology, the [...]

A Procession With a Porpoise, A Call to Action from Mexico’s Capital

By Alan Ruiz Berman, Communications & Development Coordinator, CEDO Tucson Office.   On February 17th, 2018, on a perfectly sunny morning in the valley of Mexico City, I joined hundreds of people representing diverse organizations and nations outside the severe, cement architecture of the Tamayo Modern Art Museum to reflect upon the fate of the world's most [...]

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|