A new partnership for Galapagos!

Courtesy: Enchanted Creatures Club

On December 2nd, 10.000 NFTs will be launched to help contribute to the conservation of the Galapagos Islands, and the Charles Darwin Foundation is thrilled to be taking part in this effort.

The Enchanted Creatures Club (ECC) is a mostly Ecuadorian team of young developers and artists working together to help conserve one of the most pristine corners of the world, and one that happens to be in their own backyard. During the last couple of years, Galapagos has been strongly impacted by the shutdown of tourism due to the Covid-19 pandemic, by illegal fishing, and the continued threat posed by invasive species. In an effort to reactivate tourism and ensure the conservation of the unique species and habitats that make up this archipelago, the ECC team has created 10.000 Galapagos-inspired NFTs (non-fungible tokens or digital pieces of art supported by the Ethereum Blockchain). These tokens will officially go on sale on December 2nd and the proceeds will go toward social and environmental causes in the islands.

Photo by: Jordy Chias.
CDF has a project researching sharks in Galapagos. Photo: Jordy Chias.

The Charles Darwin Foundation has partnered with the ECC to help carry out conservation work in Galapagos through our science projects. With 62 years generating scientific knowledge for conservation of the Galapagos Islands, CDF continues to be a leader in regional marine and terrestrial research.

Photo by: CDF
Galapagos giant tortoises are the iconic species of the Archipelago. Photo by: Juan Manuel García, CDF.

The support provided by ECC will strengthen CDF’s work to save iconic species from potential extinction, such as the Little Vermilion Flycatcher, the Mangrove Finch, Galapagos Penguin, and a number of iconic keystone shark species. Additionally, funding will support our Education and Community Outreach ECO-Program which aims to inspire and empower local students and adults to be leaders in Galapagos conservation.

Photo by: Daniela Vilema, CDF
CDF Science Club "Shark-ambassadors". Photo: Juan Manuel García, CDF.

For more information about ECC please click here. You can follow them at @ecclubNFT on Twitter and Instagram.

For more information on NFTs you can check out this article.

The “Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands”, in French “Fondation Charles Darwin pour les îles Galapagos”, Association International sans but lucratif (“AISBL”), has its registered office located at Chaussée de la Hulpe 177 Bte 20 (rez) - 1170, Brussels, and is registered under the trade registry of Brussels under the number 0409.359.103.

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