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 critical focus areas of our work which include the international eco-labels of Eco-Schools and Blue Flag, environmental training, sustainable energy, and life-supporting eco-systems such as water and biodiversity.  


Join us at our 2015 Annual General Meeting
WESSA's National Membership AGM takes place on 26 September at Goedgedacht Farm near Malmesbury in the Western Cape. The theme is "Visions of Sustainability" and includes addresses by some of South Africa's top authorities on sustainability and conservation, as well as the presentation of the 2015 WESSA Awards.  All welcome! 
View the full programme here


Two WESSA projects have received recognition at the 2015 Mail&Guardian “Greening the Future” awards ceremony held in Joburg on 23...
Read about the environmental conservation and education activities we've been busy with over the past few months.
This week rhino owners, conservation NGOS and other stakeholders had a chance to address the Rhino Horn Trade Proposal Committee...
A joint water project initiated by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) under the Chief Directorate Transformation and by...


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.