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
- 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/assessments” means 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.