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.  


The 2015 WESSA Awards
The WESSA Awards, which have been presented since 1974, recognise individuals and groups who make a significant contribution to the environmental conservation or environmental education sector in South Africa in an exceptional and sustained manner. The nomination period is now closed and the awards will be presented at our National Membership AGM on 26 September in the Western Cape.


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.