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.

We supply both traditional mesh and solid Animex Desert Tortoise fencing.

  • Fence types: Permanent & Temporary
  • Product height: 36in - 40in pre-installation
  • Standard installed height: 22in - 30in
  • Roll length: 35-75ft (depending on fence type)
  • Roll weight: ~50lbs

Installation Guides & Specifications

Download product information & installation guides.

In compliance with United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) guidelines.

Each pdf contains all the information relating to the full range of temporary, semi-permanent and permanent fencing options.

They also provide equipment lists and step-by-step installation guides showing how to install them as free-standing fences or how to attach to existing fence types.

If you believe your target species needs something different then please let us know.


Download FWS Specifications

FWS Specifications


Download Animex Specfications

Animex Specifications

Cost & Material Comparison

Detailed comparison for commonly used temporary fencing materials.

Help us reduce plastic waste and pollution in sensitive environmental areas by choosing Animex.

  • Animal safe (no mesh)

  • Anti-climb technology

  • Simple installation

  • Made from 100% recycled plastic

  • Extremely durable (weather & vegetation cutting)


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 cooperation since 2004.

At Animex we combine biological understanding with modern engineering insight to provide leading solutions in wildlife exclusion fencing (WEF) 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.

We provide wildlife exclusion fencing (WEF) solutions designed especially for species-of-special-concern and species at risk across North America and the world. Our unique range of environmentally friendly wildlife fencing products are specifically designed for use on temporary and permanent projects.


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