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 [...]

Renewed Energy to Save Vaquita By Peggy J. Turk Boyer

Gillnets will no longer be allowed in vaquita’s primary habitat in the northern Gulf of California.  Accidental capture of vaquita in these nets has been the principal cause of mortality for this endangered porpoise, whose population has dwindled to less than 30 animals. As of June 30th, 2017, the temporary ban of these nets [...]

2017-07-13T16:37:35+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Upper Gulf - Vaquita and Totoaba|

CEDO Environmental Contest 2017

21 Years Fostering Leadership in Youth of the Upper Gulf After more than two months of hard work, CEDO’s 21st Environmental Contest came to a close, with participation of approximately 1,000 students and teachers from ten communities in both the states of Sonora and Baja California in the Northern Gulf of California region. [...]

2017-05-30T21:43:16+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Environmental Education|

Puerto Peñasco’s Sandy Beach is Certified!

By Paloma Valdivia Over 10 years ago Don Carlos Cañez Tiznado (D.E.P.), Public Official and active board member of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans, had a dream that the beaches of Puerto Peñasco would be recognized and acknowledged for being clean and beautiful. This dream was finally realized as [...]

2017-05-30T14:48:24+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Environmental Education|

20th CEDO Environmental Contest! Fishing for the Future: The Ecosystem is the Key

By Paloma Valdivia, Education & Outreach Coordinator and Efraín Wong López Cuellar, Education Assistant On April 23 took place the award ceremony for our 20th Environmental Contest. After two months or hard working, students from 10 different communities of the Upper Gulf of California, gathered in our Field Station in Rocky Point to celebrate. The main theme was Fishing for [...]

2017-05-22T15:32:30+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Environmental Education|

New Goals for Wetland Conservation

 By Hiram Peña, Assistant Director This January, we concluded a 4-year project with the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature (Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, FMCN). During this time we worked with several community groups in two of the largest wetlands in the region: Bahía Adair and Bahía San Jorge. We [...]

2017-05-22T15:36:48+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Peñasco-Lobos Biological Corridor|