Endangered Animals NFT to help save creatures at risk

By Raffaele Redi

Endangered Animals NFT is launching a series of 12 NFTs featuring endangered species

A Flying Frog NFT                                 
An Endangered Animals NFT – Photo: endangeredanimalsnft.com

Endangered Animals NFT announced on Thursday (30 September) that it will launch a series of 12 non-fungible-tokens (NFTs) featuring endangered species from around the world.  

The tokens will make their debut on the market on 20 October, following Endangered Animals NFT’s move from Ethereum (ETH) to Solana (SOL) to cut production costs.

The platform is the brainchild of Tyler Tyszkiewicz, an American high school freshman, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to specific endangered animal charities of which the community will help to decide.

“Our vision for Endangered Animals NFT is to create an ecosystem built around interaction, utility, community rewards and growth through brand collaboration. We have moved our project from Ethereum to Solana because Solana currently has much lower gas fees and we want to make our NFTs affordable for the collectors,” Tyszkiewicz said.

The Flying Frog

The first Endangered Animals NFT is the Flying Frog. According to Endangered Animals NFT, “Flying Frogs are a collection of programmatically, randomly generated NFTs on the Solana Blockchain. Every Flying Frog is programmatically generated from over 170 hand-drawn features with ranging rarities and different traits.”

The first generation will consist of 9,999 randomly assembled Flying Frogs from over 200,000 total options, which include a variety of outfits, faces and colours, unique bodies, hats, and personalities.

The aim of the Flying Frog NFT is to encourage awareness of the plight of the American Dusky Gopher Frog, which is currently listed under the Endangered Species Act, according to the announcement. The amphibians are at risk from habitat degradation caused by the loss of pine forests and wildfires.

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