ChainZilla & Bosque Guardian Join Forces to Use Blockchain to Fight Amazon’s Deforestation
Two Blockchain Powerhouses, ChainZilla & Bosque Guardian Join Forces to Put an End to The Destruction of the Amazon Once and For All
Tarapoto Peru centered in the Amazon rainforest, it's a beautiful little town. The city is nestled in the upper Amazon basin, an area richer with life the nearly any other region in the world. Hundreds and possibly thousands of subspecies live in the area, many of which have yet to be discovered. It also provides water villages all over the region. Organically and economically it is one of the most critical places in the country.
Nearly everyone knows how important the area is, and that needs to be protected. The new space is highly susceptible to the global warming, pollution, and deforestation. In 2016 alone 164000 hectares of the Amazon by man.
Unfortunately, the Peruvian government allows us to happen in most cases. They Grant permission to large logging companies who are cutting down the trees. Luckily, the natives of the area are aware of the problem and working hard to find the solution, so they can protect the remaining wildlife and vegetation that lives there.
Entrepreneurs like Rafael Benavides are working together with the locals to create a sustainable industry of tourism, in hopes of showing the government, there are other ways to make money besides selling timber. Part of the vision of Raphael is to bring as many people to the Amazon, so they can see its beauty and participate in saving it. They're even going so far as to work with countries to find more sustainable plants to use like bamboo.
It's important to note profits are not the point of the projects being taken in the Amazon by Raphael. The projects focused primarily on protecting the people who live in the forest and the trees themselves, as well as the animals that call the Amazon home. Another purpose is to find sustainable revenue streams to quench the government's thirst for money, provide locals with jobs, education, energy, and give a place suitable for scientific research. Much of the profits from these revenue streams go back into the jungle for reforestation.
As of now, the primary portion of land being protected is known as Bosque Garden, a 70 hectares area where green structures are being built to become the center of the area’s population housing. Blockchains are being used to ensure funding for the conservation of land it's being run correctly. Funding is light, so the people are looking elsewhere per capital they can use to protect the forest.
By going outside of the government, people are also able to bypass corruption and disperse the money as it's meant to be used. Cryptocurrency is giving out as a reward in the form of Guardian tokens the landowners who preserved trees and jungle life, rather than destroying it to gain income. The project is also already created numerous jobs focused on tourism and reforestation.
Blockchain has proven to be the most transparent technology, considered ideal for the project. Is attracting more partners an individual’s poor interested in protecting the Amazon. Other companies are making donations in the forms of real technology, like drones that can survey the land faster than people I keep track of how the reforestation is going.
It can be argued that along with the ocean, and the sun, the forest is the most valuable resources on the planet. Hopefully, this project will encourage people to take better care of them and the wildlife they sustain. The project is still in its infancy, but as it progresses will continue to create numerous jobs in the area I likely develop more Partnerships a people looking to support the regrowth of the forest.
ChainZilla is leading the way in developing the blockchain technology used and the project. They're working hard to integrate cryptocurrencies into the local economy in a way that is flexible and secure. Of course, the roadblocks, for the team is confident that they will be able to overcome them.
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