WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) is a South-African environmental organisation which aims to initiate and support high impact environmental and conservation projects to promote public participation in caring for the Earth. For almost 90 years WESSA has proactively engaged with the challenges and opportunities presented by South Africa’s unique natural heritage and the social and economic systems that depend on it.


WESSA believes that working towards meaningful and sustainable capacity building solutions together is the most effective and inclusive way of bringing about the social change required to enable individuals, communities and government to make more sustainable lifestyle and environmental management choices.

WESSA has become a leading implementer of environmental initiatives in southern Africa, working in strategic partnerships in the critical areas of water and biodiversity, while also addressing climate change as a cross‐cutting issue.

Focus Areas: Biodiversity; Energy; Environmental Governance; Environmental Education; Waste; Water.

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