Wildlife Conservation Efforts

Diversity for Restoration (D4R) Tool


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: D4R Tool

Mains level: NA

Central Idea

  • The Diversity for Restoration (D4R) tool, has been modified to adapt to the Indian context by researchers from Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE).
  • The tool aims to support restoration programs in India by improving decision-making and promoting sustainable development.

What is D4R tool?

  • The Diversity for Restoration (D4R) tool is a tool developed by Bioversity International.
  • It is designed to assist in promoting effective agroforestry and ecosystem restoration.
  • The tool aims to improve decision-making in restoration programs by providing information on tree species selection and their ecological benefits.

Key features and functions of the D4R

  • Species Identification: Helping users identify tree species that align with their restoration objectives.
  • Geographic Suitability: Assisting in determining which plant species are best suited for specific geographic locations.
  • Resilience and Adaptation: Identifying species that can withstand local stresses and adapt to changing environmental conditions.
  • Seed Procurement: Providing information on areas and regions to obtain seeds for the required species.
  • Plant Functional Traits: Incorporating information on economic and ecological uses of tree species to guide selection.
  • Habitat Suitability Modeling: Predicting suitable habitats for specific tree species based on present and future climate scenarios.
  • Comprehensive Information: Providing details on commercial benefits, physiological resilience, windbreaking capabilities, nitrogen-fixing, and pollinator support of tree species.

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