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A new project known as Alóki will allow users to virtually experience the rainforests of Costa Rica by linking a web3 community to an actual piece of land. The project aims to reconnect people to nature by melding virtual and physical worlds; plant a tree in the metaverse, and another will be planted on Alóki's land.
And that connection extends to ownership — instead of the more common play-to-earn model, Alóki employs a play-to-own model that allows users to own a piece of the Alóki Sanctuary. The sanctuary is a 300-hectare/750-acre plot of jungle that is home to toucans, scarlet macaws, monkeys, sloths, jaguars and pumas. It's managed by ten sustainable farmers who have already planted 11,000 fruit trees.
The project also wants to create a village of casitas — small jungle houses — on its plot, where users can cash in their game rewards for real-world retreats and meet other members of the community in person.
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