TOGETHER WE CAN
Save the reef
Every year, over 12 million people visit the Mesoamerican Reef, putting pressure on this haven of biodiversity. But, what if these same visitors could be a force to save it?
NEMO is a different kind of conservation movement, powered by a community of travelers and adventurers who are actively protecting the Mesoamerican Reef. Whether you’re out diving, snorkeling, or just relaxing on the beach, YOU can become a Natural Environment Marine Observer (NEMO) and help save the reef.
Join the movement
Become a citizen scientist
Put on your scientist hat and help watch over the Mesoamerican Reef. You’ll be able to use the NEMO mobile app to collect valuable scientific data that contributes to local marine conservation. All you have to do is share photos of what you observe while out on the reef!
Discover the reef
Learn about the marine wildlife you can see on the Mesoamerican Reef, as well as the issues that are impacting this sensitive environment. Becoming more aware of your surroundings will allow you to more fully experience this fascinating underwater ecosystem.
GROW OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Saving the reef will take our collective effort, so follow us on Instagram and help us spread the word to others. And be sure to check in periodically to see how together, we are contributing to a brighter future for the Mesoamerican Reef!
Make a donation
Your support will help us grow the movement and launch the NEMO mobile app. This new citizen science tool will make it easier for you and fellow marine enthusiasts to participate in protecting the Mesoamerican Reef.
A disappearing reef
DRIVING CONSERVATION ACTION
How NEMO helps
BECOME A NEMO
Planning to visit the Mesoamerican Reef? Download the NEMO app to your smartphone or sign up on the NEMO web platform (both coming soon!)
SHARE YOUR SIGHTINGS
Upload photos of what you see while exploring the reef. This could be anything from fish, sharks and other marine life… to coral bleaching, invasive species, or marine debris.
Your sightings data goes into the NEMO database, helping scientists identify threats to the reef and detect changes in coral health.
PROTECT THE REEF
Local authorities and conservation groups take action to stop threats faster, improve conservation methods, and better protect the reef!
THE REEF CAN’T WAIT
Every Dollar Counts
OVER HALF of the Meosamerican Reef is currently in poor or critical condition. We need your help to save this fragile ecosystem before it’s too late. Help us launch NEMO by donating today!
Who we are
NEMO is being developed by Sustainable Travel International, a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring that tourism is a force for positive change for communities, cultures, and natural environments.