WESSA implements effective environmental, ecotourism, education and youth development programmes throughout South Africa.  We improve the school curriculum through education for sustainable development and provide critical work skills training, which creates job opportunities and sustainable livelihoods in local communities. Our environmental initiatives contribute towards the restoration of ecosystems, while our ecolabels support tourism growth and development by encouraging responsible tourism practices and the improved management of our coastline.

WHAT WE DO

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ECOLOGICAL INFRASTRUCTURE & SUSTAINABILITY

Ecotourism

Ecotourism

work-skills

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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