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.
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.
Read our latest newsletter, featuring highlights of our environmental conservation and education work throughout the country.
WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) very proudly awarded the International Eco-Centre Award to six eco-centres in the Western Cape in July. The eco-centres that have been awarded for 2013 / 2014 are Mike Woods Environmental Education Centre in the Helderberg Nature Reserve (Somerset West), False Bay Nature Reserve (Rondevlei), Zandvlei Nature Reserve (Steenberg), Kristo Pienaar Environmental Education Centre in the Tygerberg Nature Reserve (Durbanville), Edith Stephens Nature Reserve (Philippi) and the Simonsberg Environmental Education Centre of the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy (Stellenbosch).
The Department of Water and Sanitation launched an exciting new water action project at a gala dinner held in Johannesburg last night. The launch event formed part of the week-long Youth Summit on Water and Climate Change, an intensive education programme that addresses water, environmental issues and careers. The summit is hosted by the department each year as one of their key activities for Youth Month.