Through transparency and knowledge sharing, Restor brings people together to enable global restoration at scale.

A mapping platform to share ecological information

In 2021, we launched Restor to bring transparency and connectivity to the global biodiversity movement. We have connected over 50,000 locations where someone is farming, conserving or restoring nature around the world to promote biodiversity. Restor is an ever-growing global network. With this tool, we can all engage in the global biodiversity movement!

Restor will be:

Science based

Latest scientific data and models that improve over time with ground data

Open access

Easy access to ecological information and summaries

Ecological insights

Zoom into the site level, Restor shows current and potential tree cover, which species of flora could exist, how much potential carbon could be stored + so much more

Share information

Share ecological information with partners, other restoration organizations, and the public to accelerate learning and progress.

Are you restoring or protecting land?

Please share your contact details and the location and we’ll be in touch! More information on
In order to work with you, we need to understand your local areas. To start our collaboration, please show us where your sites are. You can do this by uploading location files ("polygons") of your locations. We will use this information to generate a specific understanding of your areas and send you ecological summaries. Please zip your files before uploading. Or, you can also send them via email to
Privacy policy

What data is collected?
The Global Ecosystem Ecology Lab (Crowther Lab), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (“ETH Zürich”), aims to collect information about Organisations (e.g. Non-Government Organisations) conducting ecosystem restoration at particular locations around the world.

The form, hosted on, collects the following data about Organisations and users who complete it:
o Name of Organization
o Contact person (first name and last name)
o Email address of contact person
o Whether they are a restoration practitioner, or not.
o Geofile (polygon) of the restoration site(s).
o Type of restoration.
o Timestamps (time completed)
o Approval to be contacted by the Crowther Lab at ETH Zürich

The Organizations provide us with these Data when they complete this voluntary form. For the purposes of this policy we refer only to the Organization name, contact person name, contact person email address as “Personal Data”. All other information is referred to as. “Data”.

How we use the data collected?
We use the Organization name to identify responses relevant to that Organisation. We aim to exchange and explore scientific information with each Organisation about their Project sites. Personal Data will be stored on ETH Zürich servers in Switzerland.

The aggregate number of organisations that have provided approval to be contacted may be communicated publicly without reference to specific organisations.

ETH Zürich will not sell or otherwise share your Personal Data with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Consent will be requested separately should any third parties not listed in this policy request to access to Data collected from the Survey.

How do we store the data collected?
ETH Zürich immediately and securely stores Personal Data using ETH Zurich servers when Personal Data is entered into the Survey. It is held on ETH Zürich servers in Switzerland. Appropriate technical and organizational security measures are applied to protect data stored against manipulation, partial or complete loss and against unauthorized access by third parties. Personal Data will be kept on the ETH Zürich servers until you request deletion or until the Crowther Lab research group at ETH Zürich ceases to exist.

Are we using cookies?
We are not using cookies in our form.

What are your data protection rights?
We would like to make sure you are fully aware of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to receive information about the Personal Data processed by us. ETH Zürich shall provide a copy of any Personal Data undergoing processing.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that ETH Zürich rectify any inaccurate Personal Data. You also have the right to request that we add to or edit any Personal Data should you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request that ETH Zürich erase any Personal Data.

Changes to our policy and Contact
These policies are under regular review and will place any updates on this page.

Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, or if you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights.

Last updated: October 2020

Key Scientific Collaborators

Grassland diversity experimental community
International Wildfire Networks
Elevated CO2 experimental network

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