WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) is a membership-based organisation that works to ensure environmental sustainability for current and future South African generations. They focus on the sustainable and equitable management of our natural resource base by building society’s environmental sensitivity and competence by calling to, and working with, communities and individuals to shift towards more sustainable action.
Their mission to implement high impact environmental and conservation projects which promote public participation in caring for the Earth is expressed in the diverse and dynamic collaborative partnerships that WESSA creates to enable its work. Working within the vital sectors of water, biodiversity, energy and waste, WESSA is a preferred project implementer nationally, regionally and internationally.
The Grahamstown branch falls under the WESSA Eastern Province Region, based in Port Elizabeth, and performs a local watchdog function, voicing concerns to the relevant authorities when necessary. They support several other local environmental initiatives, and published the Field Guide to the Eastern and Southern Cape Coasts. WESSA encourages member participation through a programme of monthly activities such as talks on environmental topics, and outings to places of interest in the surrounding country districts. To join WESSA and for more info, go to www.wessa.org.za
More info: P O Box 73, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa www.wessa.org.za/
Make contact: Margaret Crampton (Chair), 046 622 4764, 083 635 0970, cramptonmargaret(at)gmail.com / Roy Lubke (Publicity), r.lubke(at)ru.ac.za, +27 082 576 2626
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