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. The reference map (areas for restoration) indicates the distribution of suitable areas for tropical dry forest tree species from the present until the 2050s. 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. For Colombia, there is a second map (areas for restoration IAVH), indicating 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)

Click in the box and select the characteristics of your restoration site. It is important to not forget to select any of the present conditions.

Click in the boxes below, select the priority restoration objectives, and specify the weight (importance) of the selected objectives. It is not necessary to select objectives in each of the categories.

Regulating ecosystem services Weight
Traditional uses Weight
Biodiversity conservation Weight
Agroforestry and commercial uses Weight
Enter the number of species you wish to plant
Would you like to specify the resource use strategies of the tree species?
Would you like to limit the list of species to be considered by the tool?
Would you like to exclude exotic species?
Specify which climate change scenario to take into account (RCP2.6: best-case scenario, RCP4.5: intermediate scenario, RCP8.5: worst-case scenario)
Until which year do you want to take into account climate change projections?

In order to guide the selection of seed sources adapted to a particular restoration site, maps with seed transfer zones (or seed zones) were developed.

Seed transfer zones define areas within which planting material can be moved and used with a minimal risk of maladaptation and disruption of genetic patterns.

The seed transfer zones illustrated in the map are the result of a cluster analysis based on soil and climate variables (more information on the methodology at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2021.119127). 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 to future climatic conditions using different climate change scenarios (the climate change scenario can be chosen by the user of the tool). 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 the seed transfer zone predicted under future conditions. The recommended seed zones are provided in the report generated by the tool.