Global Supplies has been at the cutting edge of delivering top class products and services to the wildlife industry for the last 16 years. Drawing on a combined 40 years of personal and practical experience in the field , a formidable professional reputation has been established in the industry.
- Our services include:
- Pneudart Darting Equipment
- Wildlife Tracking Solutions — Sirtrack, Lotek Wireless, Vectronic Aerospace , Biotrack, etc.
- Remote Camera Traps
- Microchips and Scanners
- Anabat Bat detectors
- DNA testing and certification
- Pharmaceuticals (scheduled and non-scheduled)
- Animal Identification Ear-tags
- Supply of various wildlife industry related products
- Fencing (as approved by South African National Parks and Nature Conservation authorities)
- Elephant Immuno-contraception,
- Reserve consultancy and management
- Wildlife Capture & Translocation
- Wildlife Insurance
- Passive and mass capture equipment
- Helicopter services
- Anti-poaching equipment and expertise
We also export animals worldwide ( From antelope to Elephant ) and our facilities are fully approved by the various regulatory bodies in South Africa as well as International bodies.
Whilst providing cost effective and practical solutions to complex wildlife management and research objectives, we have developed a deep understanding of the industry needs. We pride ourselves on delivering excellence in customer support as we solve the unique challenges that the wildlife industry present us.
To continue delivering on our values and exceeding our customers' expectations we have chosen to partner with only the leaders in design and manufacturing of specific products.
Global Supplies is owned and managed by JJ van Altena.
JJ spent seven years in the Kruger National Park (KNP) where he was involved with Section Ranger duties, Anti-Poaching, Wildlife Immobilization Courses, various Research Projects (immobilization drug trials etc.), Game capture, Elephant contraception research and management. He has been on contract with Humane Society International ever since as a specialist in the field implementation of contraception vaccines.
During this time, in Kruger, he also gained extensive experience in all aspects of various wildlife relocation projects — from Ground Hornbill to Elephant. His knowledge base extends to the diverse field of wildlife management.
JJ assisted in the aerial tracking of various collared animals within the KNP as part of on-going research projects. After leaving the Park, JJ continued with relocation efforts — including relocating the majority of Elephant populations that now occur on Private Reserves.
For the past 21 years JJ has been building relationships with various role players in the local as well as international conservation community through consultancy, wildlife relocation projects and providing services to Government , NGO , Private and Academic institutions throughout Africa.
Global Supplies was the result of several organizations requesting his expert advice on practical and specialized applications within the wildlife arena.
In 2010, Jaco Mattheus joined the company. He has proven to be an invaluable asset with his wealth of knowledge and experience in the wildlife industry.
Jaco started his career with a three year stint in Kruger National Park. This gave him the opportunity to get involved with all the varied aspects of wildlife management and research that was conducted in the park. After this, Jaco worked in the Private Game Capture industry, where he gained vast experience in the capture of wildlife using various capture methods over a large spectrum of species, including the notable capture and relocation of Roan antelope from Botswana to South Africa in a landmark cross border conservation project.
In 2003, an opportunity presented itself to Jaco to take up reigns as Wildlife Manager on the prestigious Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal. During his seven years as Warden of this Reserve, Jaco obtained exposure to what it takes to manage a Reserve that is at the forefront of private conservation efforts.
He was also asked to give input into the formulation of an Elephant management plan by the provincial conservation authority — one of the few private individual asked to assist due to his experience of managing Elephant populations.
During this period, he gained invaluable insight the various telemetry options that are available to the industry, as a factor of the numerous long term wildlife research projects undertaken in the Reserve. This experience and exposure led us to supply the most reliable and practical products to our customers.
We take great pride in the services that we offer and endeavour throughout to ensure our clients satisfaction. There is no project that doesn’t get tackled with the passion and experience that we have amassed and we guarantee the utmost levels of service and success at all times.