Join WESSA today and help make a significant, ongoing difference to the environment in which we all live.



Our new portfolio gives an overview of our capabilities and the key focus areas in which we work.


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 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.  


Proposal to open Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area to fishing
WESSA is strongly opposed to permitting any form of fishing in the Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area, as we are certain that this would significantly compromise this critical marine biodiversity area which is a refuge for eleven of South Africa's seventeen threatened fish species. READ MORE 

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WESSA is strongly opposed to the recent bid to open the Tsitsikamma National Park Marine Protected Area to recreational and...
The international Blue Flag programme is celebrating 15 years in SA, and 24 of our top beaches have been recognised...
Over 100 young participants on the Youth Environmental Services (YES) Programme are ready to pursue careers in the green economy...
Ibutho Coal, who have been applying to mine alongside the south-east corner of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park have announced that they...


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.