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 [...]

Wet Feet Ocean Camp 2018, “Giving the Ocean a Chance to Recover”

Let’s get our feet wet!  Join us from June 28th to July 2, 2018 in Puerto Penasco, Mexico for CEDO's annual Wet Feet Ocean Camp 2018 ! The Wet Feet Ocean Camp is an intercultural overnight summer camp for youth. This adventure takes place in wetlands, tide pools, and other spectacular marine and desert habitats [...]

2018-03-30T13:09:50+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Announcements, Environmental Education|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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|

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|