Investigation & Verification of Insurance claims

DANIEL VAN COLLER (Principal)
Cell:       083 278 3505
eMail:   daniel@scivs.co.za

WESSIE VAN DER WESTHUIZEN
Cell:      082 578 6525 / 082880 9577
eMail:   wessie@scivs.co.za

Wildlife claims - South Cape Insurance Verification Services

Verifying wildlife claims require specific skill & expertise.

Our validator has undergone the following courses:

  • 2016 Protected Area Integrity Management Evaluation (PAIME) Course – Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA)/South African Wildlife College (Wildlife Security)
  • 2011 RhODIS DNA Sampling Course - University of Pretoria (Rhino poaching crime scene evidence collection)
  • 2011 Crime Scene Management Course - National Wildlife Crime Reaction Unit (NWCRU)
  • 2010 Specialized Investigation Docket Management Course – National Prosecuting Authority/Dept Environmental Affairs & Tourism
  • 2006 Forensic Entomology Course - Rhodes University, Grahamstown
  • 2006 Wound Ballistics Course - South African Police Service
  • Ballistics, Pretoria
  • 2005 Environmental Management Inspector (EMI) Compliance and Enforcement Course - University of Pretoria
  • 2004 Wildlife Investigators Course - International Law Enforcement Academy, Gaborone, Botswana
  • 2004 Wildlife Investigators Course - US Fish and Wildlife Service, US National Park Service, Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • 2001 Environmental Crime Investigation Course – South African Police Service (SAPS)
  • 2000 Environmental Crime Investigation Course – South African National Parks (SANParks)
  • 1998 Appointed as Fishery Control Officer i.t.o Marine Living Resources Act, No 18 of  19

Experience:

  • Senior Environmental/Wildlife Crime Investigator - 15 years
  • Rhino poaching - 8 years’ experience as a member of a multi-disciplinary, intelligence and law enforcement task team that was established to prevent and combat rhino poaching.
  • Regional Ranger - 4 years - Highly experienced in drawing up management plans, training, managing, administering, supervising and supporting ALL park rangers involved in, anti-poaching, compliance and law

We can provide two types of services:

  • Proactive – at underwriting stage - integrity audits/evaluations/assessmentsmeans is that an auditing/evaluation form based on generic requirements is drawn up in participation with the insurer/game farm/game species owner/director, etc. (all situations vary depending on province/location) wherein, accompanied by their representative, they proceed to point out to the auditor (myself), the required legal documentation/certificates that they have on file in their possession and the actual game management and area integrity/anti-poaching/security/disease control measures they have in place, proving that  they  have  a  legal,  well-managed  This type of auditing/evaluation/assessment may be of great value to insurers to determine the level of risk before agreeing to insure game farm assets.
  • Reactive – investigation or validation of a claim

Fees – to be agreed with the Insurer or Supplier.