The biggest threats facing the environment in southern Africa today are land transformation, habitat loss, biological invasion, destruction of ecosystems, mismanagement of natural resources and climate change.
WESSA has become a go-to implementer of ecological infrastructure projects which address these critical environmental challenges. We identify areas throughout South Africa where the environment has been severely affected by invasive plants and other forms of degradation, then plan and implement effective alien clearing and ecological restoration projects. Our work contributes to practical skills development, local job creation and sustainable livelihoods.
We partner with all spheres of Government, with a strong focus on local municipalities, to support their mandates and help them improve service delivery. We work with state owned companies, corporates, large-scale private landowners and conservancies, and other environmental organisations.