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 key focus areas of our work, which is aimed at the conservation of life-supporting ecosystems such as water and biodiversity.


Join WESSA this month on the WESSA Wild Walk - a spectacular journey through the ecologically rich, dynamic and diverse Wild Coast region! The trail is professionally guided and fully supported by a backup team.  Space available on stages 2 and 3 of the walk!



A new Climate Change Adaptation course for Transfrontier Conservation Areas in Southern Africa has just been launched.  
WESSA is supporting a ‘source to sea’ expedition on the Vaal in January 2015 which will see three intrepid paddlers...
WESSA has recognised a number of remarkable achievements in the conservation sector with the presentation of our 2014 WESSA Awards.
WESSA has announced a record 82 Blue Flag sites for South Africa at the national launch of the new season...


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.