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"The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of mankind."
"The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands."
"We have not inherited the world from our forefathers - we have borrowed it from our children."
"With Money we can build roads and towns but no amount of money can build a river or a stream."
“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children”
  • "The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of mankind."
  • "The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands."
  • "We have not inherited the world from our forefathers - we have borrowed it from our children."
  • "With Money we can build roads and towns but no amount of money can build a river or a stream."
  • “The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children”

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Welcome to WESSA

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

With a remarkable 88 year history, WESSA has a strong track record of delivering human capacity development projects by working in strategic partnerships, thus enabling people to make more sustainable lifestyle and environmental management choices.  Critical focus areas include life-supporting eco-systems such as water, energy and biodiversity.

 

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Aug 28, 2014
Category: General

The 2014 WESSA Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 13 September at Van Gaalens Cheese Farm in Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort (North West Province). The programme includes two thought-provoking talks by outstanding speakers in addition to the presentation of the 2014 WESSA Awards and the formal AGM business. There is also an optional pre-AGM visit to the nearby Nyoka Ridge Vulture restaurant to see the vultures feed.

Aug 22, 2014
Category: Press Releases

WESSA (The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) commends the City of Cape Town for its request to Provincial government to declare Cape Town as a bioregion, a status - if granted - that should help conserve some of its nineteen national veld types.  

Aug 7, 2014
Category: Press Releases

African elephants at present are being poached at alarming rates. Thus far, South Africa’s elephant population is sitting in a bunker, as a war against them rages on across most of the continent.

Aug 7, 2014
Category: General

Nominations for three non-executive positions on WESSA’s board are hereby invited.

Aug 5, 2014
Category: Press Releases

Read our latest newsletter, featuring highlights of our environmental conservation and education work throughout the country.  

 




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