Join WESSA today and help make a significant, ongoing difference to the environment in which we all live.



Help us work for the continued conservation of our natural heritage and for a sustainable lifestyle on a healthy planet.


WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) is a dynamic South African environmental NGO with a mission to implement high impact environmental and conservation projects that promote public participation in caring for the Earth.

WESSA has a remarkable history of almost 90 years and a proud track record of enabling individuals and organisations to use natural resources sustainably and effectively, through our strategic partnerships. We are driven by the critical focus areas of our work which include the international eco-labels of Eco-Schools and Blue Flag, environmental training, sustainable energy, and life-supporting eco-systems such as water and biodiversity.  


Congratulations to our 2015 National WESSA Award recipients!

The 2015 National WESSA Awards have been presented to recognise and honour the remarkable achievements of five individuals and groups, at a special ceremony held during the 89th Annual General Meeting of WESSA on Saturday 26 September. Read more


WESSA (The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa), together with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Water Research...
Danville Park Girls' High School in Durban North, KZN, has been awarded first place at the National Water Explorer Awards.
Two WESSA projects have received recognition at the 2015 Mail&Guardian “Greening the Future” awards ceremony held in Joburg on 23...
This week rhino owners, conservation NGOS and other stakeholders had a chance to address the Rhino Horn Trade Proposal Committee...


Whether you have just 60 seconds or five minutes to spare or really want to get stuck in, there are many different ways you can get involved with WESSA and help us make a difference to our environment.