The Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) launched its fundraising campaign Protecting our Oceans Begins with You! to raise funds to continue its mission of protecting the Sea of Cortez, one of the world’s oceans that provides food and oxygen, regulates climate, and acts as a life support system for humans in the northern Gulf of California.
“At CEDO we protect the habitat of fish and seafood by creating sustainable fisheries, incorporate science into decision-making, seek nature-based solutions to the challenges facing the northern Gulf of California coastal communities with whom we work, support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and train our communities to ensure innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature,” mentioned Nélida Barajas Acosta, Executive Director of CEDO Intercultural.
For the last 43 years, CEDO has been dedicated to protecting special marine habitats, restoring sustainable fisheries, and reducing human impact on marine ecosystems in the northern Gulf of California, where the Sonoran Desert meets the Sea of Cortez.
Nélida Barajas, CEDO executive director, invites everyone to share the information with contacts, friends and family to support the continued care and protection of the ecosystems and communities of the northern Gulf of California, “this year our goal is to raise $5,000, so every donation no matter how big or small helps.” Donations can be made online by clicking the link:https://give.cedo.org/oceans. Donations are tax-deductible.
The mission of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans is to foster vibrant communities and resilient ecosystems in the northern Gulf of California and other ecoregions by integrating people, knowledge and solutions.
The organization is committed to making improvements based on continuously strengthening communities and our natural environment through: 1) Knowledge for decision-making; 2) Biodiversity conservation and citizen science; 3) Fishing and aquaculture for sustainability; 4) Community wellbeing; 5) Education and outreach; and 6) Academic services and ecotourism.
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