Infographics on Online Markets for Pangolin-derived Products & Vietnam's Illicit Online Wildlife Trade
An infographic on online markets and how they facilitate trade of pangolin-derived products and other wildlifeGlobal Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Partner:Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
In recent years, the internet has played a major role in facilitating the trade of pangolin-derived products and wildlife in various countries. Pangolins, native to Asia, are amongst the most trafficked animals in the world. Some species have been driven to the brink of extinction. In Vietnam, online markets resulted in large wildlife trade, particularly endangered species, with clear connections to physical shops.
About the project
The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime has done in-depth research, indexing the web and social media sites to understand how the internet plays a major role in the trade of pangolin-derived products. They produced a report with actionable recommendations for authorities in Asia to curb this trade, and wanted to produce an infographic alongside to increase awareness.
The infographic had to be succinct, highly visual, and attractive to a younger demographic. It also needed to be nuanced, and illustrate how widely traded pangolin-derived products are online.
Our creative solution
We created a heavily illustrated infographic, with drawings of pangolins and other wildlife, data visualisations, and specific products. We also assisted with copyediting, and ensured that the one-page infographic communicated the key takeaways of the research clearly.
Global Initiative is an independent civil society organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. Its network includes prominent practitioners in law enforcement, development, and governance committed to finding new and innovative strategies and responses to organised crime.