2024 KCP Application
Customers & Partnerships
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Carbon Sinks (Natural & Engineered)
Social & Cultural Pathways
Transport and Mobility
Project Summary / Description:
Estuaries and other coastal wetlands are the most threatened and least studied ecosystems in the Gulf of California, and their high scenic value has driven tourism developments, marinas, salt mining, and shrimp farms. The objective of this project is to develop knowledge that facilitates the understanding and its contribution as a blue carbon ecosystem in the mitigation of climate change and quantification of carbon and potentially market mechanisms for it, decision making for its use and conservation, particularly in the knowledge, attitudes and practices of its users, the ecological processes and relative impact on the adjacent marine environment, particularly the role that these wetlands play as finfish and shellfish nursery areas. The project will deliver a Project Document according to guidelines and methodologies to register it into a standard like Verra, CAR or Gold Standard, in order to generate Verified Carbon Units (VCUs) to be traded on voluntary carbon markets.
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Impact on Underrepresented Groups:
CEDO Intercultural promotes the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of biological diversity with local communities, authorities at the three levels of government, and the general public, with the goal of reducing natural and anthropogenic threats to species and landscapes. This is done primarily through enabling and empowering voluntary and effective action on the part of individuals, communities, businesses, and governments working in collaboration. We foster participatory conservation of our region's biocultural heritage by using and promoting tools such as citizen science and community monitoring, partnerships for sustainability, and NaturArte, our ecotourism and experiential learning program. We believe that community development and prosperity in the Northern Gulf of California are best achieved through empowerment of citizens to manage their natural resources sustainably, strengthen their local economy through best fishing practices, understand legal frameworks, and organize community-based actions. CEDO Intercultural enables communities to increase control over the factors, decisions and actions that shape their lives by addressing social, cultural, political, economic and environmental determinants that underpin well-being. Our efforts focus on providing assistance, building capacity and facilitating partnerships with other sectors in finding solutions to their common challenges. We catalyze community empowerment through self-management for well-being. CEDO helps to build the capacity of our region‚ most vulnerable communities to achieve well-being by securing their biocultural heritage in an orderly and legal manner. Since 2005 we have worked with various community groups from Bah a Adair, Bah a San Jorge and Estero Mor√∫a, implementing various conservation and resource use strategies that have allowed us to implement ecosystem management actions such as: the designation of Ramsar sites in Bah a Adair and Bah a San Jorge, destination agreements in favor of CONANP in Bah a Adair and in favor of the municipality of Puerto Pe√±asco in the Mor√∫a estuary, biological monitoring and surveillance of resources and community business development in Bah a Adair, Bah a San Jorge and Estuary Morua, among others. In 2006, we began working with some communities of the Corridor in the monitoring of fishing resources, education for young people, and the promotion of small businesses with women and other community groups, mainly in the Mor√∫a estuary, forming small community work groups in each wetland. Since 2011 we have been working with ejidatarios (land owners) from Bah a Ada r and fishermen and women from Bah a San Jorge who have managed to form organized, structured and prepared groups, collaborating in the biological monitoring of priority species such as the sea rooster (Sternulla antillarum) and sea lion (Zalophus californianus). Also in 2016, an Intercommunity Wetland Group was formed with representatives of the Corridor communities who have joined the Corridor management team and who, together with the Intercommunity Riverside Group and the Technical Experts and Nucleus of Authorities groups, are making decisions. increasingly informed and consensual.
Research or Economic Modeling
Measurement, Reporting & Validation