A Namibian Conservationist plans to save endangered African wild dog using Bitcoin Cash.
Conserving African Wild Life With Bitcoin Cash
African wildlife has been endangered by African hunters, as it serves the purpose of consumption and commercial purpose. This has made many wildlife endangered of extinction on the African continent.
Notably, African wild dog existence is endangered in Africa, as the animal has gone nonexistent in over 23 countries. This has prompted a Namibian to seek a means of preserving their existence in the country. Nadja Leroux, a Namibian wildlife conservationist, has set up funding for this project accepting Bitcoin Cash cryptocurrency.
Estimated amount needed to get the project started is R24,800 (US$1,600), this she says will aid the project and acquire the right technology needed for the project. Thus far, Nadja has raised a sum of R504 ($33) worth of Bitcoin Cash for the project as at September the 9th.
Nadja extols the value of Bitcoin Cash as a very fast tool that gives convenience to conducting transactions in Africa.
Nadja intends to buy an iPad from her fundraising. The iPad will be useful for her data entry and analysis through mobile.it for the field work. Thus far, Nadja has spent 121 days in the wild, tracking the remaining endangered African wild dogs as revealed through a recent twitter post.
About her present plans to preserve these wild lives, Nadja engages farmers in the monitoring of predation by using guard dogs so that farmers will stop killing the wild dogs in the Otjozondjupa region of Namibia. She stated that the African wild dog is the most endangered large carnivore in Southern Africa.
Namibia And Cryptocurrency
While Nadja is on a cause to save the Africa wildlife from going into extinction with cryptocurrency, the use of cryptocurrency as a legal tender for a transaction is prohibited in the country, though the country is opened to the adoption of blockchain technology.
The Chinese government displays a similar stance to cryptocurrency in Namibia in the adoption of blockchain technology and prohibition of virtual currencies.
The course of reaching $1,580 or R24,300 worth of Bitcoin Cash is still way ahead, as she has just reached a fragment of her target. Likewise, her cause in promoting cryptocurrency through wildlife preservation may not go down well with the Namibian authority, though there is no specific penalty for this violation in the country.