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Esmond Bradley Martin, who has been stabbed to death outside his home in Nairobi aged 76, was an American-born conservationist who fought against the poaching of rhino horn and elephant ivory in Africa.

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Esmond Bradley Martin, who has been stabbed to death outside his home in Nairobi aged 76, was an American-born conservationist who fought against the poaching of rhino horn and elephant ivory in Africa.

He was particularly known for his freelance undercover work in establishing black-market prices, exposing smuggling cartels and international trafficking routes for organisations such as the World Wildlife Fund, the UN and Traffic, the Cambridge-based body that monitors illegal wildlife trade.

In the 1990s he spent a year posing as a Gorky Park-style illegal dealer, following the ivory trail from the kills to the marketplace and collecting data on how the price grew from about $20 per kg that the poachers received to almost $600 per kg in the Chinese marketplaces.

Among those he exposed were a diplomat at the Italian embassy in Lusaka who smuggled ivory in a sack of dog meat, the Indonesian...

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