Nature Seychelles, supported by its international partners the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Porini Foundation, have launched the world’s first Digital Species – the Seychelles Magpie Robin – which is being offered for sale as the first ever Digital #NatureCollectible (a Non-Fungible Token for conservation).
“The Seychelles Magpie Robin will take us into the unchartered waters of digital tokens for conservation, with a limited edition of the first 59 collectibles – representing a ‘digital twin’ of this endangered living bird. As traditional sources of funding have dried up, we need innovative ways to support long-term programmes that are the backbone of successful conservation. This is just the beginning of experiments to find new income streams for conservation,” said Dr. Nirmal Shah, the CEO of Nature Seychelles. The launch has been covered on has been featured by CNN today!
Read the press release and watch the CNN video here