ixo Foundation Announces Partnership with Seneca Park Zoo Society To Track Impact of Conservation Projects
25 May 2018
ixo Foundation which is a non-profit open source software development foundation has announced a partnership with Seneca Park Zoo Society. They’ll work on developing funding for zoos and aquariums as well as measure the impact for global conservation projects.
According to the weekly update from ixo Foundation, the first collaboration will be in Madagascar. ixo Foundation will provide help in valuing and measuring the reforestation efforts impact on the ecosystem. ixo protocol will act as a secure record of data for their efforts.
“Our partnership with Seneca Park Zoo Society is a proof of concept, showing how all manner of conservation projects can record the impact they are having. By utilising the ixo Blockchain for Impact, they will be able to record evidence of change as Verified Impact Data, which demonstrates what counts for sustainable social, environmental and economic development” – said Dr Shaun Conway, Founder and President of ixo Foundation Council.
The ixo protocol allows to transform all the measurable changes into Verified Impact Data with crypto-economic Proof of Impact.
The New York state based Seneca Park Zoo Society is the private and non-profit partner of Seneca Park Zoo, an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in the US.
“Working with the ixo Foundation will allow zoo stakeholders to see our conservation projects like never before. They will be able to observe progress and impact of our various programs through using an immutable blockchain as evidence of impact,” said Tom Snyder Director of Programming and Conservation Action at Seneca Park Zoo Society.
We will use this data to grow the fundraising and public education potential of zoos and aquariums, reinforcing the value of zoos to our communities. We look forward to our first collaboration in Madagascar, which will allows us to measure the positive impact of renewed forests through biodiversity measurements and increased human health using the ixo Blockchain for impact.
Dr. Patricia Wright, Distinguished Service Professor at Stonybrook University and founder of Centre Val Bio in Madagascar commented, “Our continued partnership with Seneca Park Zoo, and their partners like ixo Foundation will provide us with proof of the impact we collectively create by conserving the forests of Madagascar, and furthering projects around Ranomafana National Park and Centre ValBio.