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BirdLife South Africa


BirdLife South Africa strives to conserve birds, their habitats and biodiversity through scientifically-based programs that support the sustainable and equitable use of natural resources and by encouraging people to enjoy and value nature. Founded in 1996. Location: Johannesburg, South Africa.

Botanical Society of South Africa


The Botanical Society of South America’s mission is to win the hearts, minds and material support of individuals and organizations, wherever they may be, for the conservation, cultivation, study and wise use of the indigenous flora and vegetation of South Africa. Founded in 1913. Location: Cape Town, South Africa.

Centre for Environmental Rights 


At the Center for Environmental Rights, activist lawyers work with communities and civil society organizations in South Africa to realize the Constitutional right to a healthy environment by advocating and litigating for environmental justice. The group seeks a just, equitable, compassionate society that is resilient, celebrates diversity, and respects the interdependence between people and the environment. Founded in 2009. Location: Cape Town, South Africa.

Endangered Wildlife Trust


The Endangered Wildlife Trust works to help safeguard threatened species and ecosystems in southern Africa with the vision of helping humans and wildlife prosper in harmony. Its projects target helping all sorts of endangered species from vultures to rhinos, with various conservation programs at targeted habitats. Founded in 1979. Location: Gauteng, South Africa.

Wilderness Foundation Africa


Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) works to protect and sustain wildlife and wilderness through integrated conservation and education programs. Whether it is direct action anti-poaching in the field, large landscape wilderness management, or developing rising young leaders from disadvantaged communities for a career in conservation. Founded in 1973. Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Wildlands Conservation Trust


The WIldlands Conservation Trust (Wildtrust) is a non-profit organization that works to conserve the natural heritage of the country. Wildtrust acts to ensure the safety of threatened species, conserving and restoring the ecosystems in which they can thrive, and the upliftment of people and communities. Founded in 2004. Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa


The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) is a South African environmental organization which aims to initiate and support high impact environmental and conservation projects to promote participation in caring for the Earth. For over 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. Founded in 1926. Location: Howick, South Africa.

World Wildlife Fund for Nature South Africa


From the impact on the fast-changing climate to the free-flowing rivers, expansive life-giving oceans to vast food supplying landscapes, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF South Africa) catalyzes strategic initiatives where there is the greatest need to restore balance, reduce impact and protect the country’s vital resources and natural biodiversity. Founded in 1968. Location: Cape Town, South Africa.