Zoom in on the map and mark the site location with a click. If you prefer you can enter the coordinates (in decimal degrees) in the box below. There are two different reference maps. The first (areas for restoration) indicates the distribution of suitable areas for tropical dry forest tree species from the present until the 2030s. The different colours in the map indicate the number of tree species the area is suitable for: (green indicates few species and red indicates many species. The second (areas for restoration IAVH) indicates the recommended restoration approach in priority areas for restoration as identified by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute. (dark green: preservation; blue-green: recuperation; light green: restoration; yellow: rehabilitation; purple: mine spoils;)

Please select the number of species you wish to plant.
Would you like to specify the life history strategies of the plants?
Would you like to limit the list of species to be considered by the tool?
Would you like to respect natural distributions of endemic species?

Click in the box and select the most important characteristics of your restoration site.

Click in the box to select the main restoration objectives that can obtained through tree species selection

Would you like to receive the following information with the report?

Seed transfer zones
General map
Species-specific maps
What time horizon for climate change should be taken into account for species selection?

In order to guide the selection of seed sources adapted to a particular restoration site, a map of seed transfer zones for Colombian dry forests was developed.

Seed transfer zones define areas within which planting material can moved and used with a high probability of adaptation.

The seed transfer zones illustrated in the map are the result of a cluster analysis based on edaphic, geophysical and climatic variables. In order to predict possible changes in the distribution of seed transfer zones under different scenarios of climate change, the current map has been projected for several climatic models (rcp4.5 and rcp8.5) over different time horizons (2030, 2050 and 2070). If the most suitable seed transfer zone for a restoration site is expected to change in the future, it is recommended to source planting material from areas within the current seed transfer zone as well as from that predicted under future conditions.

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