The Rainforest Defense Foundation is targeting its activities to defend the rainforest and prevent future rainforest virus pandemics by splitting the rainforest into zones of interest (ZOI) and life classes (RDFLC). Each zone has different needs and therefore, different ways to protect and defend against further degradation and exposure to virus risk.
Life Class A: Rainforests impacted by wood industries that are exploiting trees
Worldwide, tropical rainforests are sources of wood, including many forms of precious and beautiful wood that are treasured around the world. Some of these precious woods include mahogany, rosewood, balsa, teak, and other lesser-known but valuable wood. Mass cutting of rainforest wood is one of the main causes of deforestation along with disease exposure.
RDF intends to defend Life Class A, including precious trees, through:
• monitoring (including blockchain solutions)
• raising awareness
• respecting environmental policies
• denouncing clear-cutting and mass cutting of wood
Life Class B: Rainforests impacted by human activities to meet basic needs
Throughout the world’s rainforests, humans are engaged in exploiting the forest for their basic needs. These needs include hunting and food gathering (including wild animals and their use for food), local charcoal production, local building using rainforest timber.
RDF intends to defend Life Class B, including forests and wildlife, through:
• raising awareness
• creating alternative income generating activities
• creating alternatives for food and use of forest resources
Life Class C: Tropical rainforest areas that are not yet suffering impacts from humans
RDF intends to defend Life Class C, rainforest that has not yet been damaged or exploited, through:
• monitoring – including RDF IoT devices, drones, and artificial intelligence (AI)
• education and continued recruitment of people helping other people to protect themselves against disease by protecting the rainforest
Through RDF technology, each Life Class area and zone will be identified through geolocation, dimensions, and characteristics, along with images. The regions or zones will be assigned an NFT (non-fungible token) – a unique digital item.
RDF is deploying blockchain technology to combat deforestation, wild animal trade, and protect untouched rainforest regions. The NFT, or non-fungible token, will identify each Life Class Area, resource (tree, vegetation, land area, animal) and track them. RDF has recruited world-class experts in Blockchain accounting who have already developed systems and solutions for worldwide environmental problems using this technology.