Kenya has lost almost 70% of its wildlife in the past four decades and is home to nearly 140 endangered or threatened species. Blockchain technology is being explored for its various applications in supporting wildlife conservation.
Decentralized blockchain solutions can improve transparency and fairness in flawed systems. For example, fair compensation to communities can encourage peaceful coexistence between humans and wildlife.In January, Polygon and Impact Plus hosted the first event in their Web3 for Wildlife series at Strathmore University in Nairobi. The event brought together organizations such as Kenya Wildlife Trust and blockchain organizations like Tuma to discuss how blockchain and NFTs can provide funding for wildlife conservation projects in Africa.
This month, #PolygonImpact and Impact Plus will host a workshop to examine the use of blockchain for social impact and wildlife conservation in the Maasai Mara. The workshop will highlight current solutions being implemented to address challenges in the area and will include partners such as Maasai Mara University, Kenya Wildlife Trust, and BLCKIoT.
BLCKIoT, the winner of the “Hack the Mara Hackathon 2022,” is using blockchain to address conflict mitigation……Read More