Update: Murder of Conservationist Esmond Bradley Martin

Update to my The Daily Beast story Who Killed This Man Who Saved So Many Rhinos and Elephants? On February 4th, 76 year-old wildlife conservationist Esmond Bradley Martin was found slaughtered in his mansion in Langata, a posh residential enclave in Nairobi. The “knife” that police and media had described as the murder weapon was […]

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Trip to South Sudan 2015

March, 2015 I’d been on the hunt for former U.S. security firm Blackwater owner, Erik Prince, for Newsweek. At the time Prince’s Malta-based logistics company, Frontier Services Group, was sending supplies and repairing oil production facilities. Contrary to some reports, sources said he’d also been training police and the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army – SPLA – to […]

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Ivory Smuggler faces ruling under Kenya’s new Wildlife Act

NAIROBI, Kenya – A ruling is expected tomorrow in the case of a suspected ivory smuggler who today pleaded guilty to ivory-related charges.   According to the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) Tang Yong Jian was arrested on January 18 at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for attempting to smuggle 3.4 kg of raw ivory that officials […]

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The Economics of Extinction | Margot Kiser | Newsweek

The Economics of Extinction: Africa’s Elephants and Rhinos in Danger | Margot Kiser Jan 29, 2013 12:00 AM EST How long before Africa’s rhinos and elephants are wiped out in the wild? You wouldn’t think a room as big as a warehouse could feel this airless — not even a maximum-security warehouse, like this one. […]

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