Mission: To advance and share knowledge about the Upper Gulf of California and surrounding Sonoran Desert and promote conservation and sustainable use of its natural and cultural resources.
Results: Nearly all small scale fishermen harvesting in protected marine areas of the Northern Gulf work with CEDO, learning the biology of their target species, and developing and implementing management plans to minimize negative impact on species health. Thousands of youth, involved in our conservation programs have developed strong appreciation and interest in participating in and advocating for conservation in this region.
Target demographics: the environment and local communities. Our mission is to empower coastal communities in the Northern Gulf of California region with the knowledge and tools to create sustainable livelihoods that exist in concert with the surrounding natural and multicultural environment.
Direct beneficiaries per year: local fishermen and their families in the Northern Gulf of the Sea of Cortez; many endangered fisheries species.
Geographic areas served: The northern Gulf of California, Sea of Cortez
Programs: Annual Environmental Contest; Wet Feet Ocean (Summer) Camp; environmental impact studies of small scale fishing in the upper Sea of Cortez; climatology data gathering in the upper Sea of Cortez; various marine biology studies of species in this region
Working with and for "CEDO Intercultural" is a joy and an honor. for 35 years, the founders (Rick & Peggy Boyer) have focused on collaborative, cooperative, inclusive conservation of the Northern Sea of Cortez, and their work is making a difference. Continuously gathering scientific data, CEDO is able to guide fishermen and regulating agencies to make informed decisions for sustainable fishing and natural resource management. I applaud the work of CEDO, making my world healthier and more beautiful for generations to come.