In Plane Sight examines wildlife trafficking through the air transport sector by analyzing nine years’ worth of open source seizure information, and is intended to provide an update on wildlife trafficking activity in airports since last year’s Flying Under the Radar. Over the past year, C4ADS analysts have continued to collect ivory, rhino horn, reptile, and bird seizures, and have developed three new datasets covering pangolin, marine products, and mammal seizures.

In general, the report finds wildlife trafficking activity to be truly global in scope, and increasingly so, as trafficking networks continue to seek out new source regions and demand markets for their illicit products.