Join WESSA today and help make a significant, ongoing difference to the environment in which we all live.



Our new portfolio gives an overview of our capabilities and the key focus areas in which we work.


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 leading implementer of high-impact environmental and conservation initiatives in southern Africa. 

With a remarkable history of 90 years, WESSA is an NGO with a proud track record of enabling individuals and organisations to use natural resources sustainably, and is a trusted and effective project partner. We are driven by the critical focus areas of our work which include the international eco-labels of Eco-Schools and Blue Flag, environmental education and training, the conservation of life-supporting biodiversity and water resources, climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental governance, and the WESSA Rhino and Elephant initiatives.


Celebrating 90 years of caring for the earth

WESSA officially came into being in 1926, when a group of passionate individuals got together and successfully campaigned for the proclamation of Kruger National Park.  


WESSA initiates project to advance elephant monitoring in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

WESSA has embarked on an elephant monitoring project to provide essential data to support and strengthen Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife’s management of elephant populations in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. READ MORE


WESSA was delighted to accept the Water Conservation Award at the 2015 Eco-Logic Awards held in Cape Town on Thursday...
A documentary, entitled UnderMining Life, has been released about the intimidation faced by anti-mining activists in Xolobeni on the Wild Coast,...
WESSA is strongly opposed to the recent bid to open the Tsitsikamma National Park Marine Protected Area to recreational and...
Over 100 young participants on the Youth Environmental Services (YES) Programme are ready to pursue careers in the green economy...


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.