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Welcome to the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans.

Join us to explore, understand, and protect the natural resources and cultures of the Sonoran Desert and Sea of Cortez. Our mission is to bring together people, knowledge and solutions for vibrant communities AND resilient ecosystems, in the northern Gulf of California and beyond.

By promoting environmental awareness, disseminating knowledge and encouraging civic participation, CEDO is a fundamental force driving civic dialogue and transparent decision-making. CEDO has been the promoter of a vision:  the vision of an open, participatory society  consciously building its own future.

– Dr. Exequiel Ezcurra,

  Biodiversity Research Center of the Californias, San Diego

Nov
20
Tue
CEDO Nature Talk @ CEDO Intercultural
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A well-known local tradition since the 1980’s, CEDO holds a natural history talk and exhibits tour every Tuesday and Saturday. This is a perfect opportunity to answer your questions about the local environment. Bring your family to learn about the Gulf of California’s extreme tides, the endangered vaquita porpoise and CEDO’s current projects.

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Plática de Historia Natural
Nov 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Nov
24
Sat
Pinacate o Dunas Eco-Tour
Nov 24 all-day

Latest News & Announcements

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

October 19th, 2018|

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 […]

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

August 13th, 2018|

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 […]