Animals Red List now in NFT

The Animals Red List is a collection of rare and endangered animals, and part of that collection is now available as an NFT.

After the update, part of the NFT from the Animals Red List collection will change in IUCN

We used to associate NFT primarily with art and the fixation of copyright ownership with a digital copy. But most importantly, we are used to the fact that the token cannot change after acquisition, which is an important factor for traders who use crypto automation systems in their work and the stability of the extracted currency is an integral part. So what will the update of the international Red List, which will take place at the end of July, lead to, what impact will it have on the crypto industry as a whole?

Now more than 84,100 species of animals are listed in the Red List (IUCN). More than 16976 are endangered. During the IUCN update, there is a “migration” among animal species: someone becomes rarer, someone restores the population, someone finally dies out. So the latest updates have moved the Komodo lizard (the world’s largest lizard) and the Pyrenean muskrat from vulnerable species to endangered, the maleo bird has received the status of a species on the verge of complete extinction, and the dragonflies Sympetrum dilatatum have been declared extinct altogether.

This time, along with the changes in the Red List itself, the statuses of animals from the NFT collection Animals Red List will change. Additional marks (“paws”) will appear on the NFT, indicating the current degree of rarity. Such an upgrade is the first in the history of the cryptocurrency market.

Technologically, it’s not very difficult. It’s just that no one really understood why bother before. Now the essence of the problem is very clear: it is important to emphasize the integration of the real and virtual world, to create a precedent for NFT-fixing history in real time.

In the language of developers, this is called NFT-editable. The required speed and volume of such changes (and there are 13,333 species of animals from the Red List in the ARL collection) are now possible only on the Proof-of-Stake blockchain of the third generation – TON.

IUCN updates the information every six months, the ARL team will update the data in the project every time. If new species are included in the Red List, ARL will create additional NFTs, which can be “mined” only in the game, which the company plans to release at the end of the summer.

And why do we need a Red List?

The International Red List (IUCN) seems to be a given, although it appeared not so long ago – only in 1964. Since then, it has been reprinted several times, and now releases an official update every six months.

In an ideal world, the relevant institutions of all countries monitor these updates, build state programs to protect endangered species and create working laws to support the environment, according to the latest IUCN data.

But there is news – we do not live in an ideal world.

Two species of vertebrates die out here every year. In total, 200 species of animals have disappeared in the last hundred years. At the same time, the normal rate of extinction (based on data on the last 2 million years) is the loss of two species every hundred years.

So why do we need a Red List? Answer laid on the surface, like any worthwhile book – in order to know, read and remember. And secondly, these are our footprints on the planet and, perhaps, the only objective document about the history of mankind. And with the help of NFT, it will now be immortalized in real time in numbers.


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