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.
Read our latest newsletter, featuring highlights of our environmental conservation and education work throughout the country over the past quarter.
WESSA welcomes Thursday’s declaration that was the outcome of the Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, held in London from 12 to 13 February 2014. The commitment of government representatives and regional economic integration organisations to work together to bring an end to the illegal trade in wildlife is seen as a very positive step for global biodiversity conservation.
In celebration of World Wetlands Day and for the months of January and February only, WESSA Share-Net is offering the very popular “Exploring Wetlands” pack at a discounted price.
A group of Cape Town-based participants who have completed the year-long Youth Environmental Services (YES) Programme beamed with pride as their achievements were acknowledged at a special year-end event held at WESSA in Cape Town in early December.
WESSA is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Nelson Mandela.