Saving the Sea Lions of San Jorge

Authored by Alan R. Berman, Edited by Nélida Barajas Acosta One of CEDO's current projects in Sea of Cortez involves the management of San Jorge Island, part of the "Islands of the Gulf of California United Nations Biosphere Reserve," and a critical area for seabird reproduction, migrating open-ocean species like hammerhead and great white sharks, [...]

Vaquita, Where Do We Go From Here?

This Spring, in Tucson, CEDO is co-hosting a free, public lecture series in collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Desert Ecology Lab on Tumamoc Hill, titled “La Vaquita Marina (Phocoena sinus), The World’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal - Where do we go from Here?” Peggy Turk Boyer, CEDO’s Executive Director, opened the first lecture by recalling [...]

CEDO & The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2020)

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), known informally as the Biodiversity Convention, is a multilateral treaty for the conservation of our planet's biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from genetic resources. Isla San Jorge, sometimes called "bird island" by Americans, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site [...]

Fishing for the Future of Mexico’s Coastal Communities

At CEDO we feel strongly that promoting the well-being of regional fishing communities in diverse ways is the best, and perhaps only way to ensure that healthy marine and coastal ecosystems continue to provide us with services like lucrative commercial fisheries, beautiful tourist beaches, biological diversity, climate change mitigation and many others. With this guiding principal, [...]

2018-10-22T11:07:50-07:00August 14th, 2018|Peñasco-Lobos Biological Corridor|

A Message of Hope for Fishermen is Needed in the northern Gulf of California

In April of 2015, with the reduction of the vaquita population to under 100 individuals as a direct result of gill-netting, the Mexican government declared a temporary suspension of this gear-type in the entire Upper Gulf of California (DOF 2015). More recently, in a last-ditch attempt to prevent further vaquita deaths, U.S. non-government environmental groups [...]

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 [...]

Se Alcanza Acuerdo Sobre Manejo Pesquero en el Alto Golfo de California

En camino hacia la pesca sustentable! El 27 de febrero de 2018, en la ciudad de Hermosillo, Sonora, México, El Centro Intercultural de Estudios de Desiertos y Océanos (CEDO) y autoridades de CONAPESCA e INAPESCA, se reunieron con pescadores de Sonora para manifestar su compromiso con la sustentabilidad  pesquera de la región conocida [...]

2018-03-29T12:59:01-07:00March 12th, 2018|Announcements, Peñasco-Lobos Biological Corridor|

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 [...]