Desert Tortoise Fencing

Our comprehensive range of desert tortoise fencing will ensure you can control the movement of desert tortoise and prevent them from entering any unwanted areas.

Designed in accordance with local and international desert tortoise fencing guidelines, our products are the most reliable permanent and temporary eco-fencing options available for all situations.

Whether you want to keep tortoises off of a road, away from a construction site, or control their movement as part of a conservation project, we have the wildlife fencing solution for you.

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Desert Tortoise Fencing Specifications & Installation Guides

In compliance with Special-Status Species (SSS) & Species At Risk (SAR) guidelines

Data sheets & Tender documentation

We have prepared a detailed description of Animex® products to include in any project or tender documents.

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  • Environmental compliance

  • Scientifically tested

  • Extremely durable materials

  • Animal safe solutions

  • Expert customer support

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Case Study

Desert tortoise translocation

We supplied and supervised the installation of 3000' of low impact temporary Desert Tortoise fencing for First Solar in partnership with Ironwood Biological Consulting. The fencing was installed to assist with the capture and translocation of this federally-listed species to clear the site for the construction of a new solar energy plant. Discussions with many contractors and biologists on site revealed that previously specified mesh Desert Tortoise fencing installation methods often damaged large areas of surrounding habitat and had also been found to corrode within a few years of installation.

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Top Tortoise Species List

United States

Special-Status Species (SSS)

  • Desert tortoise Gopherus agassizii
  • Gopher tortoise Gopherus polyphemus
  • Texas tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

UK & Europe

European Protected Species (EPS)

  • Hermann’s tortoise Testudo hermanni
  • Marginated tortoise Testudo marginata

Rest of world

Key Target Species

  • Bolson tortoise Gopherus flavomarginatus (MEX)
  • Leopard tortoise Stigmochelys pardalis (ZAF, KEN, TZA +)
  • Yellow-footed tortoise Chelonoidis denticulatus (BRA, BOL, COL +)
  • Red-footed tortoise Chelonoidis carbonarius (BRA, BOL, COL +)
  • Angulate tortoise Chersina angulata (ZAF, NAM)
  • Galápagos tortoise complex Chelonoidis nigra (ECU)
  • Greek tortoise Testudo graeca (ESP, TUR, GRC +)
  • Russian tortoiseAgrionemys horsfieldii (RUS, CHN, AFG +)
  • Sulcata tortoise Centrochelys sulcata (ETH, NGA, SEN +)

About us

Ecologists & engineers in co-op since 2004.

At Animex we combine biological understanding with modern engineering insight to provide leading solutions in wildlife exclusion fencing and mitigation services. For over a decade we have worked within the construction and conservation industries enabling us to provide you with world-leading knowledge and local ecological expertise.


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