Tree Diversity database provides information to support practical restoration and conservation decisions across African, Asian and Latin American countries. The information is generated through national and regional research initiatives implemented in collaboration with national and international partners and tree species experts. The database is regularly updated as new information comes available.

Examples of how the information can be used:

  • identify centres of species diversity to optimise conservation efforts
  • assess how well the current protected areas cover the priority areas for conservation
  • identify areas where species populations may be most threatened by climate change
  • identify species that match the restoration objectives and site requirements for individual restoration projects
  • identify seed transfer zones and adequacy of existing seed sources for tree planting and forest restoration
  • plan studies on genetic diversity and provenance trials that are representative of the species’ range and the variation in environmental conditions