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.
Celebrating 90 years of caring for the earth
WESSA officially came into being in 1926, when a group of passionate individuals got together and successfully campaigned for the proclamation of Kruger National Park.
WESSA initiates project to advance elephant monitoring in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park
WESSA has embarked on an elephant monitoring project to provide essential data to support and strengthen Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife’s management of elephant populations in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. READ MORE
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.