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 key focus areas of our work, which are aimed at the conservation of life-supporting ecosystems such as water and biodiversity.


Are you compliant with invasive alien plant legislation?
WESSA is facilitating NEMBA (National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act) compliance for all landowners.  A workshop investigating invasive alien plant legislation and individual responsibility will take place in Durban from 22 – 25 June.  


WESSA is deeply concerned about the renewed attempt by Ibutho Coal to develop an anthracite coal mine right on the...
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...
Msunduzi Local municipality recently demonstrated its commitment to conserving the uMngeni catchment by attending WESSA’s Ecological Infrastructure Workshop in early...


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.