Environmental crime is estimated to be the world’s fourth largest illicit market by value.
Wildlife trafficking is one crime that creates harm for social and ecological systems. Diverse sectors are working to combat trafficking of wild flora and fauna in source, transit and destination geographies.
The wildlife trafficking community is highly motivated and diverse; we collect a lot of data in multiple formats and from multiple sources. Like other sectors, we are building our Big Data capacity and applying evidence during decision-making.
In 2016, the wildlife trafficking community embarked on creating a data dictionary and set of geospatial data standards to help combat wildlife trafficking. This effort was designed to help overcome barriers to effective interventions previously impeded by difficulties in data compatibility. The products on this page were built upon broad engagement, iterative revisions and public discourse on three continents with mutisector stakeholders.
- United Nations Expert Group on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information
- Spatial Data Standards and GIS Interoperability
- African Union Strategy to Combat Illegal Exploitation and Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa
- European Union Action Plan Against Wildlife Trafficking
- U.S. National Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
- Building a Wildlife Economy Working Paper