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Our extensive range of courses is designed

to address the critical scarcity of skills and

training required to drive South Africa’s

green economy. Between 2012 and 2014,

participants attended our

accredited and non-accredited

courses facilitated around the country.

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WE’RE IMPROVING SKILLS

WE’RE CONSERVING

OUR NATURAL HERITAGE

Since the 1920s WESSA has proactively

strived to shape environmental policy. We

also ensure compliance by participating

in the development of legislation, and

credibly and publically responding to

development proposals, and threats or

incidents that pose a significant risk to

our environment.

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WE’RE ENSURING

ENVIRONMENTAL

GOVERNANCE

WE’RE PART OF AN

INTERNATIONAL

COMMUNITY

We’re entrusted with running two

international Foundation for Environmental

Education programmes in South Africa:

Blue Flag

and

Eco-Schools

. We’re a founder

member of the International Union for

Conservation of Nature (IUCN). We work

with UNESCO towards strengthening their

Global Action Programme for Sustainable

Development, and we have also implemented

the SADC Regional Environmental

Education Project (SADC-REEP) in southern

Africa for 20 years. We're proud to have

earned significant international awards for

our efforts.

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We have a national biodiversity project

portfolio, and we work to achieve formal

protection status for areas of high biodiversity.

This helps to protect keystone species and

restore South Africa’s valuable ecosystems.

At the same time, we’re able to create

measurable social and economic benefits for

people. We work in all three of the

internationally recognised biodiversity

“hotspots” situated in South Africa:

• Cape Floral Kingdom

• Succulent Karoo Biome

• Maputoland-Pondoland region

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