Welcome to WESSA
WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) is a South African environmental organisation with a mission to implement high impact environmental and conservation projects which promote public participation in caring for the Earth.
With a remarkable 88 year history, WESSA has a strong track record of delivering human capacity development projects by working in strategic partnerships, thus enabling people to make more sustainable lifestyle and environmental management choices. Critical focus areas include life-supporting eco-systems such as water, energy and biodiversity.
The 2014 WESSA Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 13 September at Van Gaalens Cheese Farm in Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort (North West Province). The programme includes two thought-provoking talks by outstanding speakers in addition to the presentation of the 2014 WESSA Awards and the formal AGM business. There is also an optional pre-AGM visit to the nearby Nyoka Ridge Vulture restaurant to see the vultures feed.
WESSA (The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) commends the City of Cape Town for its request to Provincial government to declare Cape Town as a bioregion, a status - if granted - that should help conserve some of its nineteen national veld types.
African elephants at present are being poached at alarming rates. Thus far, South Africa’s elephant population is sitting in a bunker, as a war against them rages on across most of the continent.
Nominations for three non-executive positions on WESSA’s board are hereby invited.
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