WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) is a leading implementer of high-impact environmental and conservation initiatives in South Africa. We are a trusted and effective project partner with a proud, 90-year history of enabling individuals and organisations to use natural resources sustainably. The priority areas of our work include the international eco-labels of Eco-Schools, Blue Flag and Green Key; environmental and work skills training; the conservation of life-supporting biodiversity and water resources through ecological infrastructure rehabilitation and restoration; climate change mitigation and adaptation; and environmental governance. As the implementing agency of the SADC Regional Environmental Education Project (SADC-REEP) for over 20 years and a UNESCO partner, we are also supporting education for sustainable development across the southern African region. 

WHAT WE DO

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ECOLOGICAL INFRASTRUCTURE & SUSTAINABILITY

Ecotourism

Ecotourism

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Environmental Work Skills

Schools Program

Schools Programme

environmental governance

Environmental Governance

education-centres

Education Centres

THE WESSA AWARDS

Presented since 1974, our awards enable us to recognise and honour individuals and groups making a significant contribution to the environmental conservation or environmental education sector in South Africa in an exceptional and sustained manner.  The Awards may be given to any individual; corporate or organisation; community group; educational group; or volunteer conservation or environmental group who have done outstanding work for the benefit of environmental conservation or education.

The 2016 Awards were presented at a special ceremony at WESSA's 90th AGM in Kruger National Park on Saturday 17 September.  In celebration of 90 years of Caring for the Earth, we introduced a very special 90 Lifetime Conservation Achiever Awards category in 2016

Our Strategic Partners

Our Strategic Partners

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