Category: Abraham Meza Lopez

Tourism vs. Sustainability: Are you ready to join the Transformation?

Before being sedentary people, our ancestors used to wander around their world, following the availability of food with the seasons. Food was mainly the objective of this wandering. But as the megafauna became increasingly scarce due to climate change and excessive hunting, humans had to develop new food-finding strategies: agriculture was born. Agriculture meant long hours of work to accumulate excess; excesses opened the doors to bartering, which led to ne

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CEDO… A Whale of Story.

Several million years ago, an ancient mammalian ancestor of today’s camels, pigs, cows, deer, and hippos (Order: Artyodactyla) found an opportunity to thrive in brackish waters by feeding there. One group of this species, isolated from the rest by this change of feeding habits, adapted to the water and evolved, losing — with the passage of millions and millions of years — the skills to walk on land, moving from its brackish water habitat to the open ocean. Legs transformed into fins, eyes moved to the sides, the nose moved to the top of the head to breathe more easily

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The Story of a Tidepooler

I was in the middle of the rocks, feeling the wind hitting my face and I couldn´t move my legs. I was stunned, I will never think of the ocean as I have in the past, as the truth was revealed to me. I discovered all the connections, all the living and not living things doing their job in order to keep the balance on the planet.

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The Ocean Has a Message for You Coastal Clean Up 2013 in Rocky Point

Of the oxygen we breathe, 70% comes from the ocean; the unique source of protein for 1 out of every 4 people is seafood; we use the ocean for relaxing, having fun or sporting; medicines that can cure cancer, cystic fibrosis and other illness have been found through research in the ocean; the ocean helps to reduce the impact of climate change; our economy benefits from fisheries, tourism and transportation conducted in the ocean; life originated in the ocean and up to today, it maintains the most bio-diverse biome on the planet. So, do you need any more reasons to help the ocean?

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Wet Feet Ocean Camp 2013

Every year, the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO Intercultural) organizes a summer camp for kids aged between 10 and 14 years old focusing on a specific conservation theme combined with lots of fun activities to offer the participating children an unforgettable summer in the Gulf of California. This year the theme was Saving the Endangered Species, looking especially at 3 species: a bird, the least tern (Sterna antillarum), a fish, the totoata (Totoaba macdonaldi) and a porpoise, the Vaquita (Phocoena sinus).

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