Online Tool to Protect Tropical Forests

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The tropical dry forests in Peru and Ecuador are under threat due to human activities, fire, overgrazing and climate change. To protect these forests, researchers from the Division of Forest, Nature and Landscape at KU Leuven, Belgium, and research institution Bioversity International, Italy, have created an online tool that can be used by local governments and NGOs. Known as the KU Leuven model, it helps in the conservation and restoration of forests by identifying species that are dying, and helping conservationists replant them in an area that is suitable.