What do I need to participate?
You need a web browser and a credit card to identify the tokens you want to purchase and make a payment.
What are Zooterra tokens?
Zooterra is reimagining how we support nature through a patent-pending product that offers a direct, transparent and fun way to help protect wildlife and natural habitats. On the platform, we offer digital tokens each associated with wildlife and natural areas from around the world. Each token is a unique collectible and only owned by one person.
What are wildlife collectibles?
Wildlife collectibles are digital representation of animal species and included in each token. A limited number of each wildlife collectible is issued based on the conservation status of the species. Once the full quantity of a particular animal representation is issued, that collectible will no longer be available. A new representation might be issued to have a wildlife collectible for that animal in the future
How does Zooterra impact the environment?
70% of the proceeds from each terra sale go to projects linked to the natural areas and wildlife selected by you. The rest supports company operations, building the Guardian community, and conducting analytics. You will be able to see the projects that you are supporting when you buy a token and then get updates on the progress being made towards helping specific habitats and species.
What types of projects am I supporting?
By purchasing a terra you are directly supporting a conservation project related to the broader natural area where the terra is located. The projects could support the habitat, wildlife or people in the local community which are interconnected in the success of preserving the natural area. The projects are predetermined and disclosed as part of the terra description.
How are conservation projects chosen?
The project will be determined by the needs and opportunities of the area and by the availability of suitable partners to execute on the ground.
Can I track my impact?
Personalization is core to the experience on Zooterra. We give Guardians background on the impact of the projects supported by their specific tokens and provide periodic updates. We are also exploring providing satellite image analysis to provide habitat health status in the future.
Are Zooterra tokens blockchain crypto collectibles?
The Zooterra tokens are digital collectibles and are not currently available on the blockchain as crypto collectibles. However, we are very excited about the potential of blockchain and envision a day when Zooterra collectibles could also live on the blockchain. In the future, if there is strong interest from the Zooterra community and penetration of crypto currencies and use of digital wallets such as Metamask increase, we might link each terra to an Ethereum ERC721 token so that terras can be exchanged in crypto collectible marketplaces such as OpenSea.
What type of organization is Zooterra?
Zooterra is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) using a market-based approach for environment conservation. Zooterra has a triple bottom line as it aims to generate business value through environmental, social, and financial benefits.
Are token purchases tax deductible?
Zooterra is a public benefit corporation, not a charity, and, therefore, purchases on the platform are not tax deductible. Based on the new U.S. tax code, it is estimated that 92% of US households will claim the standard deduction starting with the 2018 tax returns, which means that you would have likely not itemized a contribution to Zooterra even if it was tax deductible. Please consult your accountant for any tax-related advice.
How do I contact the Zooterra team regarding employment, partnership, or investment opportunities?
Reach out to the Zooterra team at email@example.com for any inquiry.
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