WESSA as a partner in the Climate Justice Coalition, will be joining the mobilisation during the week of the 22nd of September 2021 in actions taking place across the country under the banner of #UprootTheDMRE. We do so because the Department of Mineral Resources and...

WESSA welcome’s their new CEO – Dr Andrew Baxter This week, WESSA welcomed Dr Andrew Baxter as the new Chief Executive Officer. Andrew starts his journey at WESSA in September 2021 with the key priority of leading the organisation through an important strategic review and implementation...

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS THE 2021 WESSA ANNUAL AWARDS The goals of the WESSA Awards are as follows: 1. To give appropriate, high level recognition to people, groups or institutions for advancing the cause of environmental conservation and/or education in South Africa in an exceptional and sustained...

7th May 2021 RESPONSE TO MINISTER CREECY’S RELEASE OF REPORT OF HIGH-LEVEL PANEL ON THE MANAGEMENT, BREEDING, HUNTING, TRADE AND HANDLING OF ELEPHANT, LION, LEOPARD AND RHINOCEROS We welcome the decisive action taken by the Minister to end the captive lion breeding industry and restoring South Africa’s key...

7th May 2021 Tourism Blue Flag Project (Phase 2) After successfully recruiting a full complement of 104 second year Beach Stewards, WESSA’s Tourism Blue Flag Project enjoyed a number of firsts with them over April: We enjoyed a problem-free first round of accredited tourism guiding training, over the second...

19th April 2021 PRESS RELEASE Kruger National Park Rhino population The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) would like to express its concern about  the now well-documented decline (more than 50%) of the rhino population in the Kruger National Park (KNP) over the last 10 years...