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Wildlife Education Foundation - WEF

The Wildlife Education Foundation (WEF) is a registered NPO as well as a registered PBO, founded and managed by a group of dedicated and highly acclaimed professionals ( with a passion and an interest in education for sustainable development, the preservation of biodiversity and the conservation of our natural heritage.

It is the vision of the WEF that through our environmental and wildlife educational efforts, the natural environment and biodiversity will be respected, valued and conserved by an informed and responsible human population, ensuring sustainable development and a healthy planet for generations to come.

Our mission is to improve the standard of education for sustainable development and to equip communities with knowledge about their environment, its biodiversity, conservation and sustainable development by providing quality education, skills development opportunities, resource material and leadership.

Our main objective is to promote and provide quality education for sustainable development and conservation to all the youth, communities and relevant sectors in South Africa – both the youth (tomorrow's leaders and decision-makers) and the adult generation (today's leaders and decision-makers): since 2008 the WEF has reached & educated more than 110 000 learners, students and adults.

The WEF's objectives also include working in collaboration with other organisations focussing on sustainable development
and conservation education to develop and produce high quality, educational resource material in all possible formats to promote and support education for sustainable development, thus, conservation of our natural heritage.

It is a known fact that the earth can support an estimated three billion people; presently there are more than seven billion humans with an estimated nine billion by 2050.
This makes education for sustainable development the most important priority of any society if we as the human species want to survive and thrive together with all the other living creatures that we share this magical planet with.

The WEF is an independent organisation and subscribes to the concept, principle and values of the BBEE Act and qualies as a LEVEL 4 BEE Contributor and a 100% contributor towards Preferential Procurement.
At least 70% of our beneciaries are previously disadvantaged people as dened in the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Wildlife Education Foundation (WEF) directly:
Chairperson: Dr. MJ Grundlingh
Tel: +27 (0) 73 1700 737