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 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 us this November on the WESSA Wild Walk - a spectacular journey through the ecologically rich, dynamic and diverse Wild Coast region! The trail, offered in three professionally guided stages and fully supported by a backup team, starts at the Wild Coast Sun and heads along the Pondoland coastal belt to Bulungula.

Learners from the Ennis Thabong Primary in Hartbeespoort have taken a stand on behalf of all young South Africans and submitted...
WESSA has recognised a number of remarkable achievements in the conservation sector with the presentation of our 2014 WESSA Awards.
African elephants at present are being poached at alarming rates. Thus far, South Africa’s elephant population is sitting in a...
Read our latest newsletter, featuring highlights of our environmental conservation and education work throughout the country.


Whether you have just 60 seconds or five minutes to spare or really want to get stuck in, there are many ways you can get involved with WESSA.