Wildlife trade maps

Our Wildlife trade maps document the trade in various wildlife species, providing a snapshot of the scale of the illegal wildlife trade problem.

Malaysian officials with some of the ivory seized in December 2012 (c) Bazuki Muhammad & Reuters

Our maps provide a glimpse into incidents of seizures and thefts of all these different wildlife species. Data has been collected from publicly available information, including government reports, enforcement agency press releases and non-governmental and academic papers, along with news media in several languages, but is not an exhaustive data set and likely represents only a fraction of actual activity.