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.

Animex optimizes tortoises natural behaviors to encourage safe and fast movement away from unwanted areas while preventing tortoises overheating which occurs with mesh fencing.

  • Fence types: Permanent & Temporary
  • Product height: 40" pre-installation
  • Standard installed height: 30" (with top lid folded)
  • Roll length: 35-75ft (depending on fence type)
  • Roll weight: ~50lbs
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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 cooperation 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.

We provide exclusion fencing 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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