Maps can offer insight into research findings that allow viewers to further understand the complex variables of the illegal wildlife trade. Using proprietary research, secondary information, or data collected from the field we can help:
- Illustrate areas of potential risk for trafficking, by identifying hotspots where wildlife trade is currently occurring or likely to occur.
- Detect trafficking sources, routes and trade centers.
- Understand external variables that may be linked to wildlife crime, e.g. (Deforestation patterns and urban sprawl).
- Display timelapse information regarding species decline, trafficking methods and changes in government and policy over the years.
- Provide a non-academic constituency with valuable take-home information about the topic of interest.
- Visualize research findings for peer reviewed publications.
Through story maps the viewer can have an interactive experience that allows for more depth and connectivity than a single map. Story maps by ArcGIS combines data collected with visually appealing and often multi layered displays for advanced learning and accessible information.