Please watch our demo video which explains how to use the Tracker
At EIA, we monitor, collect and analyse data on the illegal trade in wildlife, timber and dangerous global warming refrigerant gases. Our staff collate seizures, arrests and prosecution records to help build a picture of the current scale of environmental crime and abuse.
We track the global trends through dashboards and maps that illustrate the smuggling and trafficking hotspots as well as the transportation routes and we chart the links between the criminal networks and key individuals involved.
Because nothing like it exists in the public domain, we have now launched our interactive Global Environmental Crime Tracker, with up-to-date data collected from publicly available information, including government reports, enforcement agency press releases and non-governmental and academic papers.
We have also incorporated news media coverage in several languages and details provided by partner NGOs. The Tracker covers criminal activities in Asia, Africa and Europe and it’s not an exhaustive dataset, so it likely represents only a fraction of actual enforcement and illegal trade activity globally(ref.1). Still, it will constantly be added to and regularly refreshed.
At present, we have concentrated our efforts on elephants, pangolins, rhinos, tigers, leopards in their Asian range, snow leopards, clouded leopards, the totoaba fish and timber.
However, we intend to add information on the illegal trade in hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) climate-harming gases shortly and would welcome any information to help make our Tracker a valuable tool in the fight against all global environmental crime..
Before using the tool, please read our user guide.
The data includes contributions from other NGOs and partner organisations. We would like to acknowledge and thank: ADM Capital Foundation, Conserv Congo, EAGLE Network, Education for Nature Vietnam, Fauna and Flora International, Freeland, Hogan Lovells, Lilongwe Wildlife Trust, NABU, Natural Resource Conservation Network, Robin des Bois, TRAFFIC, Wildlife Conservation Nepal, Wildlife Conservation Society, Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, Wildlife Trust of India, WildTiger, WildTeam and the Wildlife Protection Society of India.
The Global Environmental Crime Tracker is a living project, and as such EIA welcomes referenced information to update the maps and datasets. If you would like to submit information to be included in the dataset, please contact us. The full dataset is available for the purposes of research and analysis. Please contact us for more information.
EIA would like to thank the volunteers who helped with this project and gave their time and technical expertise to make it happen:
In evaluating enforcement and prosecutions Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan are registered separately using ISO country names, as these regions have different enforcement units and legal frameworks from the rest of China.