Environmental crime is the world’s fourth largest illicit market by value. Wild flora and fauna trafficking is an environmental crime that creates harm for social and ecological systems. Diverse stakeholders and sectors are working to combat trafficking of wild flora and fauna in source, transit and destination geographies but effective interventions have been impeded by difficulties in data compatibility. Here, we introduce the first and currently only data dictionary of geospatial standards for combating trafficking of wild flora and fauna built upon broad engagement, iterative revisions and public discourse on three continents with multisector stakeholders.
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