Rewilding the Earth with crypto

Rewilder is a crypto-native non-profit that coordinates the global purchase of land for wildlife conservation.

How it Works


Crypto Donations

We conduct fundraising efforts in cryptocurrencies. Each donation creates a unique donation NFT.


Land Purchase

Funds are pooled together to purchase land globally for passive rewilding, with help from local non-profit partners.


Receive Updates

Each unique donoation NFT receives periodic updates about the land they helped purchase.

Track your donation's impact with a unique NFT

When our local non-profit partners secure the land, we proportionately distribute virtual portions corresponding to each donor's contribution. After the purchase, every NFT is updated to include details of a designated parcel within the plot of land, and a progress feed.

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Tier: Sequoia

Rewilder Edition 001

Rocha, Uruguay
-34.396806, -54.473250
10 ETH.

12.57% of land




Aug 15, 2023 -$1,500 for July Ranger Payroll.
Aug 05, 2023Best of Trail Camera from June
Aug 03, 2023+$200 from Aave interest

The dawn of crypto-native non-profits

We believe that blockchain technology is changing how people align interests and resources behind global movements. Rewilder is crypto-native:

  • 100% of funds raised in crypto and kept in a multisig contract until released to our local non-profit partners for purchasing land.
  • Endowment fund to safeguard value of donations will be 100% on-chain and invest in low-risk DeFi projects.
  • Legacy world non-profit entity (501c3 based in Miami, Florida) acts as a proxy to the traditional legal system (to sign agreements, legally transfer funds, etc).
  • NFT-based donation impact transparency tool to track exactly how money is used.


Why are you doing this?

We're all kind of scared that we might not make it as a species past this century, given the rate at which we're destroying our home planet. As humanity creates the technology to expand life in space, we need to slow down the destruction of Earth. Nation-states are not the right technology to solve global problems. We should stop counting on slow-paced, fragmented bureaucracies to coordinate policies effectively at a worldwide scale. Blockchain is a great technology to quickly coordinate people globally and have transparency on governance and the use of funds. More info on the motivation here.

Who is this for?

If you'd like to contribute to preserving the wild side of Earth and delaying some of the negative effects of human growth on the biosphere... If you think nonprofits and charities should level up 10x their transparency and tech stack... If you thought about buying land for conservation on your own and would like to team up... If you made wild gains with your crypto investments and would like to give back to nature... Rewilder is for you!

How much can I donate to participate?

We're not currently accepting donations. Stay tuned for our next fundraising effort! Subscribe to our newsletter to stay in touch.

Will buying an NFT give me any rights to the land?

No. Donations are non-refundable contributions to the Rewilder Foundation, which will use the money to fulfill its rewilding mission on your behalf. Land will be legally owned by the foundation or its local non-profit partners. If you're uncomfortable with this, you can always pursue your own private rewilding projects. We're just offering a way to externalize the operational hassle of purchasing and maintaining land to people aligned with the rewilding cause.

How will you choose where to buy land?

We're working with biodiversity conservation experts in different parts of the globe to assess the biggest rewilding opportunities worldwide. Our first project was carried out in Rocha, Uruguay. Feel free to suggest our next rewilding effort's location at our community forum!

What's the governance model?

The Rewilder Foundation currently has three directors (Manuel Araoz, Mat Travizano, Juan Trouilh) and decisions are made by majority voting. We also have a group of advisors with experience in rewilding, crypto, and nonprofits. Our plan is to experiment with blockchain-based governance in the future, integrating our community into decision-making via their ownership of donation NFTs. However, for now, all decisions are made by the foundation's directors and they have ultimate authority to use contributions made to Rewilder Foundation at their discretion for purposes consistent with its exempt purposes.

How will you deal with the carbon footprint of using blockchain and NFTs?

We have offsetted the estimated carbon footprint of all donation and NFT creation transactions using Pachama. Here's the detail for each rewilding effort.

How are recurring land maintenance costs be covered?

Smart question! See below.

How will the funds be used?

The vast majority of funds were used to purchase land for rewilding. However, part of the money is kept in a crypto endowment fund and by our local non-profit partners to pay for basic recurring costs (ranger/security payroll, taxes, and other maintenance fees). None of the people currently working on Rewilder or our local non-profit partners are receiving or will receive any monetary compensation from Rewilder donations. The legal, accounting and admin costs are covered via private donations.

  • No management fees.
  • No conservationists hired.
  • No wildlife species reintroduction active efforts.
  • No active projects of any kind, just passive protection.
  • No bank account fees.
  • No lawyer fees.
  • Purchase of land for passive rewilding.
  • Invest in low risk DeFi for endowment.
  • Pay taxes and security fees.
Who is behind this project?

In chronological order, Manuel Araoz, Malena Araoz, Agostina Blanco (@deadpine_xyz), Mat Travizano, Juan Trouilh, Matias Konstandt, Agus di Luciano, Juan Catalano, Simon Wong, Sofi Vissani, Leo Arias (@yoelopio) with the advice of Matty (@DCLBlogger), Martin Wainstein, Franco Zeoli, Martin Tellechea, Ale Santander (@the_ethernaut), Fran Giordano (@frangio), Patricio Palladino (@alcuadrado), Igor Yalovoy, Ramon Recuero.

If you'd like to be part of the team or contribute with your time to Rewilder, send us an email to or join our community forum.

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