Consulting and Advisory

For consulting and advisory services AWS also draw from a pool of professionals in the security and game ranger environments to ensure that AWS clients receive professional advice that is contemporary with the challenges of their unique circumstances and challenges.

Consulting and Advisory

For consulting and advisory services AWS also draw from a pool of professionals in the security and game ranger environments to ensure that AWS clients receive professional advice that is contemporary with the challenges of their unique circumstances and challenges.

Louis Ebersöhn, the founder and owner of AWS, has been providing services as an Independent Business Risk & Security Consultant and Advisor to various Governments, NGOs (Non- Government Organizations), and Multinational corporates for an extended period. He is a former SA military practitioner and underwent his basic SANDF training at 7 SAI (7 South African Infantry battalion), served in Oudtshoorn at the Infantry School as an Instructor, then at Bourke’s Luck and the KNP Kruger National Park Commando unit. Louis has been involved in counter-poaching training and operations since 1990 and has also served as an independent security risk consultant in the Middle East and the maritime industry, specifically anti-piracy.

 

As an industry role player, Professional Hunter, Outfitter and Dangerous Game Guide representing private industry, he contributed to the development of the National Strategy for the Safety and Security of Rhinoceros Populations in South Africa in 2009 – 2010. While serving in the MARSEC (Maritime Security industry) he participated and contributed to the development of NATO’s BMP 4 (Best Management Practices) for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy 2011. Louis is also a fellow recipient as a member of the CEP (Community of Expert Practitioners) of a Rhino Conservation award in 2016 for the category: Best Awareness Education and Funding.

From poached rhinos to killing for subsistence, and criminal farm attacks, the agricultural, wildlife ranching and tourism industries face an onslaught of incursions. In South Africa alone, three rhino are killed a day; game, poultry and livestock are targeted; and (in 2016) 446 humans were brutally assaulted in their homes, on their farms. This year, AfriForum reported that 30 farm attacks were recorded in the first two weeks of February, resulting in 11 heartless murders.

Our Approach

Pro-active vs Reactive

Effective Counter-Poaching

Our knowledge in the law, management of crime scenes & all-around experience in the security industry is of utmost importance in the work we do.

 

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