05 Feb CEDO receives award from the State Tourism Office
15th January 2009
CEDO receives award from the State Tourism Office ‘ComisiÃ³n de Fomento al Turismo’ and from the ‘Center for Sustainable Destinations’ of the National Geographic Society
The intercultural Center for Study of Oceans and Deserts, A.C. received this award on the 13th of January, for being selected as a ‘Geotourism Destination’ as stated by the international National Geographic Society magazine. The award, signed by the Comisionado de Turismo, Epifanio Salido, and by the director of the “Centro de Destinos Sustentables” (Center for Sustainable Destinations) Jonathan B. Tourtellot, consisted of a beautiful plaque commemorating the inclusion of CEDO in the guide-map for Geotourism in the Sonoran Desert.
Geotourism is a new concept, still unknown to many, consisting of responsible tourism that places value on an area in which ideas such as nature, culture, history and social well being are respected and realized by the communities there.
CEDO, together with diverse community groups, created the eco touristic corridor NaturArte and it’s own educational and ecotouristic activities, to help promote and realize geotouristic activities in the area. Another member of NaturArte, the Ejido Luis Encinas Johnson, located in the CiÃ©nega de Santa Clara, has also been named by the national Geographic Society as a geotouristic destination.
For CEDO, the value of Puerto PeÃ±asco, the aledaÃ±as zones and it’s nature, people and culture are very clear. CEDO seeks to continue driving the touristic development of the region based on these values and seeks to improve the quality of life of the residents and the health of the regions eco systems.
To learn more about CEDO and its ecotourism initiatives please visit the NaturArte Ecotouristic Corridor website at www.cedonaturarte.org and the CEDO website on www.cedointercultural.org.