Program News 2017-05-23T11:55:23+00:00
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 indicators in the Mexican Pacific

January 19th, 2016|Climate Change|

A document outlining the potential implications for climate change to Coastal Communities in the Mexican Pacific. The document takes into account factors such as employment, education, population, and healthcare and use this in order to determine a communities adaptability with regards to Climate Change. Please Review the document below for additional [...]

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.