Humans have always had a slightly twisted and ironic relationship with animals and nature. We engage in activities and acts that destroy their habitats and then once we realize we messed up and that animal populations are dwindling down, we try our best to counteract that damage.
However, with the help of Blockchain technology, these protection efforts could be speeding up exponentially!
The blue whale is known to be the largest animal in the world and yet due to illigal activities like poaching and hunting, their numbers are believed to be down to a mere 25000 in the wild! Now, that is a disturbing statistic.
When a 66-foot blue whale was found washed ashore the Chilean coast, bystanders were seen jumping on the whale’s carcass and even taking selfies. This led to a serious debate and discussion on the state of conservation efforts but also opened people’s eyes to the desensitization of the human race with regards to animals. .
According to endangered species activist from Puerto Rico, Alessandro Roberto, “How can we protect these species from human beings? We are the biggest threat to our own planet. Today’s vandalism shows that before protection people need to be made aware and civilized behavior is the first step to protectionism”
Ugandan NGO Care for the Uncared (CfU) is determined to help change this by introducing blockchain technology in order increase efforts for the protection and preservation of several endangered species including Blue Whales, Sea Otters, the Indian Tiger, the Giant Panda, the Asian Elephant among many others.
An official spokesperson for the CfU, Bale Kabumba stated in an interview with AMBCrypto that the NGO is working closely with London based blockchain developers to help tag, track and then record the geograpic details, health and even the mobility of endangered species such as the blue whale in order to better protect and understand them. They are also looking at developing a Bitcoin donation platform where people and communities can show their support to the initiative.
According to Kabumba, “This record would be publicly accessible in the block and although the work is just beginning and the future is uncertain we definitely believe this will change the way we behave and interact with nature. This record will eventually help understand the determining factors in species extinction”