Wildlife Management
& Ecological Consulting Services

Director of Tembele Eco-Services, Joe Grosel has more than 25 years’ experience in the wildlife management field. Before establishing the Tembele Collection, Joe gained valuable expertise as a conservancy manager, researcher and ecologist working in various state departments including the South African National Parks (Kruger) along with, Provincial and Local Government conservation authorities.

He has established and managed large conservation areas and private nature reserves for close on 20 years. Joe’s post graduate qualifications lie in the field of Wildlife Management and Zoology. He has conducted over 160 ecological, rangeland management and biodiversity surveys across southern Africa over the past 20 years.

In terms of ecological and environmental consultancy services Joe is registered as a natural science practitioner through the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professionals (SACBASP) and has conducted well over 100 studies within South Africa, Mozambique and Botswana.

Rangeland & Wildlife Management Solutions

Tembele Ecological Services is able to provide the following expert consultation services:

- Formulation of ecological management plans for private game reserves.
- Surveys and computation analysis to establish ecological, rangeland carrying capacity for herbivores and carnivores.
- Vegetation & pasture condition assessments.
- Recommendations in terms of appropriate mammal species for re-establishment purposes.
- Stocking rate recommendations for newly established wildlife areas.
- Aerial game counts and applicable game management recommendations.
- Compilation of vertebrate and botanical inventories and species lists.
- Private nature reserve and farm infrastructural layout and development proposals.
- Sourcing of suitable wildlife for re-establishment purposes and facilitating translocation services.
- Providing expertise in the game capture and marketing sectors.

Click on the "download" button to see a list of recent wildlife management related projects carried out by Tembele Ecological Services.

Environmental Management Consulting

Key services offered include the conducting of ecological baseline studies, impact assessments and the compiling of environmental management plans for various statutory applications under the National Environmental Management Act (Act No. 107 of 1998) ("NEMA").

Other Ecological Services

Tembele Ecological Services offers a range of quality environmental advisory services to all sectors and institutions. Some of these are listed below:
• Baseline vegetation assessments and specialist reports including vegetation mapping.
• Specialist avian inventories, surveys and impact assessments.
• Baseline mammal, reptile and amphibian surveys, inventories and impact assessments.
• Identification and mapping of alien and invasive plant infestations and formulation of eradication programs.
• Habitat rehabilitation and restoration plans.
• Formulation and facilitation of environmental management plans (EMP’s).