Adopting animals to aid conservation is nothing new. However, a nature conservancy in the Seychelles is taking the concept even further - and bringing it into the 21st century. They have used the power of the blockchain to create the world’s first ‘digital species’.
Gamification means not only fun, but helps birdwatchers to be a bird-song singing hero starting from square one, so as to imitate the sounds, melodies and pitches in a visualised and auditory way.
Analyzing thousands of breeding bird surveys sent in by citizen scientists over 35 years, wildlife researchers report that most of the 40 songbird species they studied shifted either northward or toward higher elevation in response to climate change, but did not necessarily do both.
It has been speculated for long but now experts have confirmed it with substantive evidence. The diversity of birdlife in the Himalayan region is among the richest in the world. Prof Trevor Price, one the most respected scientists studying evolution of birds, has stated: “Taxonomic diversity of Himalayan avifauna stands at second position, just after the Andes”.