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 87 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.
WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) and GroundTruth (a specialist consulting company with a particular focus on environmental issues surrounding water and water resources) have jointly received a RCE Recognition Award for an “Outstanding Flagship Project” on behalf of the KwaZulu-Natal Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE).
WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) has signed a significant memorandum of understanding (MOU) with representatives from organisations including Duzi Umgeni Conservation Trust (DUCT), Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The MOU was signed at the official launch of the Umgeni Ecological Infrastructure Partnership (UEIP) on Wednesday 20 November at an event held near the mouth of the Umgeni River at eThekwini Municipality’s Green Hub.
WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) believes that positive messages came out of Mozambique this week at the launch of the Joaquim Chissano Foundation Wildlife Preservation Initiative in Maputo on 4 November. The event which was held at the Joaquim Chissano International Convention Centre in Maputo was very well attended by key organisations and international dignitaries.
The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) are proud to announce a formalised strategic collaboration to expand on the number of areas in which these two organisations are already working.
This past weekend 227 canoeists took part in the 57th Vaal SA K2 River Championships - also known as Vaal Canoe Marathon and described as South Africa’s toughest canoe marathon. The event covered a distance of 73kms in just two days, starting off at the Vaal Dam wall and finishing at a holiday resort near Parys.
This is the fourth year running that WESSA has joined Canoeing South Africa to co-endorse the canoe marathon, recognising the potential of civil society and business working together within the realm of sport to make South Africans aware of the state of our rivers as the life blood of a developing nation.