CEDO News Articles 2018-11-02T15:28:53+00:00
19Oct, 2018

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

October 19th, 2018|CEDO News, Climate Change, Economic Solutions, Ecosystem and Fisheries Management, Environmental Education, Participation and Training, Peñasco-Lobos Biological Corridor, Research and Monitoring, Upper Gulf - Vaquita and Totoaba|

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 [...]

14Aug, 2018

Fishing for the Future of Mexico’s Coastal Communities

August 14th, 2018|Peñasco-Lobos Biological Corridor|

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 [...]

13Aug, 2018

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

August 13th, 2018|Economic Solutions, Ecosystem and Fisheries Management, Peñasco-Lobos Biological Corridor, Uncategorized, Upper Gulf - Vaquita and Totoaba|

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 [...]

21May, 2018

World Oceans Day, 2018, A Toast to the Ocean

May 21st, 2018|CEDO News, Climate Change, Environmental Education|

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 [...]

17May, 2018

A Community Effort to Study and Protect the Least Tern

May 17th, 2018|CEDO News, Climate Change, Environmental Education, Participation and Training, Research and Monitoring|

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 [...]

19Apr, 2018

Baby Dace All Over the Place!

April 19th, 2018|CEDO News, Climate Change, Environmental Education, Research and Monitoring|

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 [...]

19Apr, 2018

Studying Cetaceans in the Peñasco to Lobos Corridor

April 19th, 2018|CEDO News, Ecosystem and Fisheries Management, Environmental Education, Participation and Training, Peñasco-Lobos Biological Corridor, Research and Monitoring|

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 [...]

30Mar, 2018

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

March 30th, 2018|Announcements, Environmental Education|

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 [...]

12Mar, 2018

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

March 12th, 2018|Announcements, Peñasco-Lobos Biological Corridor|

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  [...]

9Mar, 2018

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

March 9th, 2018|CEDO News, Ecosystem and Fisheries Management, Environmental Education, Uncategorized, Upper Gulf - Vaquita and Totoaba|

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 [...]

7Mar, 2018

Pioneering Fisheries Management Consensus Reached in the Northern Gulf Of California

March 7th, 2018|CEDO News, Economic Solutions, Ecosystem and Fisheries Management, Peñasco-Lobos Biological Corridor|

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 [...]

21Feb, 2018

Los Humedales Conectan las Comunidades con el Mar

February 21st, 2018|CEDO News, Climate Change, Ecosystem and Fisheries Management, Environmental Education, Peñasco-Lobos Biological Corridor|

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 [...]

20Feb, 2018

Wetlands Connect People to the Desert and Sea

February 20th, 2018|CEDO News, Climate Change, Ecosystem and Fisheries Management, Environmental Education|

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. [...]

19Jan, 2018

Catching Up With CEDO in 2018

January 19th, 2018|CEDO News, Climate Change, Economic Solutions, Ecosystem and Fisheries Management, Participation and Training, Peñasco-Lobos Biological Corridor, Research and Monitoring, Upper Gulf - Vaquita and Totoaba|

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 [...]

14Dec, 2017

End of 2017 Address

December 14th, 2017|CEDO News, Participation and Training, Peñasco-Lobos Biological Corridor, Programs, Research and Monitoring, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

30Nov, 2017

The Need for Community Participation in Conservation

November 30th, 2017|CEDO News, Economic Solutions, Ecosystem and Fisheries Management, Participation and Training, Upper Gulf - Vaquita and Totoaba|

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 [...]

15Nov, 2017

San Jorge Bay Fishermen Become Local Sea Lion Stewards 

November 15th, 2017|CEDO News, Climate Change, Ecosystem and Fisheries Management, Participation and Training, Research and Monitoring|

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 [...]

31Oct, 2017

Our 2018 Tide Calendar Is Ready For Order!

October 31st, 2017|CEDO News, Climate Change, Environmental Education|

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 [...]

12Oct, 2017

Vaquita Marina Rescue, News From The Field

October 12th, 2017|CEDO News, Economic Solutions, Ecosystem and Fisheries Management, Programs, Upper Gulf - Vaquita and Totoaba|

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 [...]

13Jul, 2017

Renewed Energy to Save Vaquita By Peggy J. Turk Boyer

July 13th, 2017|Upper Gulf - Vaquita and Totoaba|

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 [...]

30May, 2017

CEDO Environmental Contest 2017

May 30th, 2017|Environmental Education|

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 [...]

30May, 2017

Puerto Peñasco’s Sandy Beach is Certified!

May 30th, 2017|Environmental Education|

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 [...]

17May, 2016

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

May 17th, 2016|Environmental Education|

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 [...]

31Mar, 2016

New Goals for Wetland Conservation

March 31st, 2016|Peñasco-Lobos Biological Corridor|

 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 [...]

21Jan, 2016

Coastal-Marine Spatial Planning and Integrated Management

January 21st, 2016|Peñasco-Lobos Biological Corridor|

Author: Hiram Peña, Assistant Director For several years there has been a decrease in the abundance of marine resources and the reduction in size of some species, especially groupers, sharks and rays, and benthic resources such as rock scallop. This decrease highlights the need to stop the exploitation of these [...]

19Jan, 2016

Climate Change & Coastal Communities

January 19th, 2016|Climate Change|

This scientific-poster outlines the potential implications for climate change in Coastal Communities of the Mexican Pacific and Gulf of California, taking into account factors such as employment, education, population, and healthcare. The study uses this information to determine a community's capacity for adapting to Climate Change.

24Dec, 2015

Community Committee created at Morua Estuary

December 24th, 2015|Research and Monitoring|

By Angeles Sanchez and Hiram Peña, Puerto Penasco, October 26, 2015      The Morua Estuary is a wetland of great economic, social and biological importance for the Puerto Peñasco region. Critical biological processes that occur in the esuary include the breeding and nesting of the Least Tern (Sternulla antillarum) as [...]

24Dec, 2015

Fisherman Exchange Experiences

December 24th, 2015|Environmental Education, Peñasco-Lobos Biological Corridor|

Author: Hiram Peña, Assistant Director For several years there has been a decrease in the abundance of marine resources and the reduction in size of some species, especially groupers, sharks and rays, and benthic resources such as rock scallop. This decrease highlights the need to stop the exploitation of these [...]

22Dec, 2015

CEDO sponsored 2 CETMAR students to attend conference on “Technology and the Sea”

December 22nd, 2015|Environmental Education|

Students Carlos Enrique Robles Torres and Carlos Ramón Robles Torres, both 5th semester students at the CETMAR #14 technological high-school and each focusing on industrial food production and aquatic recreation respectively, received support from the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) to take part in the [...]

16Jan, 2015

Osprey – (Pandion haliaetus)

January 16th, 2015|Research and Monitoring|

Ospreys, carnivorous birds of prey, are superb fishers and indeed eat little else—fish make up some 99 percent of their diet. Because of this appetite, these birds can be found near ponds, rivers, lakes, and coastal waterways around the world. Ospreys hunt by diving to the water's surface from some [...]

22Jun, 2014

Advancing Sustainable Livelihoods for Small-Scale Fishers

June 22nd, 2014|Research and Monitoring|

Lessons from a Divers' Cooperative in Northern Gulf of California, Mexico This document was published in June, 2014 between the Rare Fisherman's Association and CEDO. It appears you do not have a PDF Viewer installed. You may view the pdf by downloading the file here.