Give Virtually to Virunga

Across Virunga National Park, innovation and technology are key to fulfilling our conservation and sustainable development aims.  In addition to physical technology, we continually track advancements in digital that can help us better connect with our supporters and be used for the greater good. Crypto-donations deliver on both these fronts.

As well as being native to digital landscapes, many people invested in cryptocurrencies exhibit an affinity for the natural world and a strong sense of social justice. By accepting crypto-donations, we make it easier for tech-minded, eco-conscious individuals to directly donate cryptocurrency to Virunga in a tax- efficient way.

Crypto-donations are used in much the same way as conventional donations. They help to conserve mountain gorillas and the Park’s rich-biodiversity, support sustainable development projects, such as the building of renewable energy sources, and ensure the continued presence of Rangers, the guardians of the Park’s long- term survival.


In many countries, donating cryptocurrency is classed as a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. This can make Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax efficient ways to support Virunga National Park. However, you should consult a tax professional for specifics about your country.

We accept the following cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Zcash (ZEC), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Chainlink (LINK), 0x (ZRX), Storj (STORJ), Dai (DAI), Amp (AMP).

Blockchain for Biodiversity

Like blockchain technology, a healthy ecosystem cannot exist independent of itself. It needs the help of many different actors to function. Crypto-donating helps to maintain biodiversity, leading to resilient ecosystems across the Park.

Frequent Asked Questions

A. Yes, you can. We have an option for donors to submit only an email in order to receive an automatic tax receipt.

A. Yes, the Virunga Foundation is a registered charity in the UK and Belgium.

A. If you’d like to learn more about how donating crypto can lower your taxes, please talk to a local tax professional or review your tax authority guidelines.