Esmond Bradley Martin, a leading expert on illegal poaching and animal conversation, was found with a stab wound to his neck at home in Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday.
According to the BBC, Martin was killed while writing up his findings from a recent research trip in Myanmar, Burma.
Martin’s wife, who lives in a separate building on the couple’s compound, discovered his body. An investigation into the matter has already begun, with police suggesting the situation appears to be a botched robbery.
Police boss Cunningham Suiyanka said “there was no disturbance of the scene.”
Martin’s career, which began in the 70’s in Kenya, had been spent researching illegal sales of ivory and rhino horn. He often went undercover as a buyer to obtain photos of the black market, immersing himself in underground casinos and gangster hideouts to collect evidence. The 75-year-old had previously travelled to China, Vietnam, and Laos for his work. In a