Welcome to WESSA
WESSA 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 86 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.
WESSA at Work
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WESSA (The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) is excited to announce the appointment of Dr Jozef Thomasse (Thommie) Burger as the new Chief Executive Officer of the organisation.
On World Population Day we need to remember that it is our environmental impact, our total burden of
resource use and waste output that threatens our survival and the survival of many species on our planet. This
environmental impact is the product of three factors: Population (the total number of people), Consumption
(the amount each person consumes), and Technology (which determines how many resources are used and how
much waste or pollution is produced for each unit of consumption).
For human.kind advertising CSI is more than just an occasional project but rather it is a sustained practise that incorporates its business ethos: to act with purpose. The heart of the agency comprises a team of people who are client-focussed, environmentally conscious, socially aware and willing to live these values through the brand. In this spirit human.kind started a fundraising initiative for NGO, WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) and phase one culminated with a handover of just short of R14000.00.
The Wildlife Society and WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa), together with key South
African partners; namely SANParks and Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife, will co-host the IV International
Wildlife Management Congress 2012 from 9-12 July, in Durban at the ICC.
This short article summarizes three key forms of capital that impact on the Earth’s life support systems. These include ecological capital, technological capital and human capital. These types of capital work together, and sometimes work at odds with each other, to support or compromise the potential of life on Earth.
WESSA, together with the Southern African Institute for Environmental Assessment (SAIEA), the Mazda Wildlife Fund and International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIAsa), is offering a 2 day short course on understanding Environmental Impact Assessment on the 28th and 29th of May 2013.