About Us

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ABOUT the WEF

The Wildlife Education Foundation (WEF) is an apolitical, Non-Profit Organisation (reg. no: 078-886 NPO, PBO: 930039447) founded and managed with integrity by a group of professionals with a passion and an interest in sustainable development, biodiversity, education and the conservation of our natural heritage.
As a registered NPO and PBO any sponsorship and/or donation to the WEF are exempt by SARS from donation tax and/or estate duty in terms of the respective Income and Estate Duty Acts. WEF is also a LEVEL 4 BEE Contributor and a 100% contributor towards Preferential Procurement.

VISION

It is the vision of the WEF that through its environment 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.

MISSION

Our mission is to improve the standard of education for sustainable development, wildlife education and knowledge as well as conservation by promoting education,skills development, research and providing leadership towards education for sustainable development and conservation.

WEF  TEAM

  • Founder
    Dr. Madelein J Grundlingh
    Founder & Chairperson
    Métier: Professional Zoologist, Conservation Education Specialist & Graphic Producer
       

     

  • Zakiya Fareed
    Zakiya Fareed
    Media & PR
    Métier: Professional Media Specialist
      
      

     

  • Prof. Louie M Swanepoel
    Projects & Treasurer
    Métier: Lecturer & Education Specialist
      
      

     

  • Maritza Grundlingh
    Volunteer - Video Producer
    Métier: Volunteer - Video Producer
      
      

     

The South African Environmental Constitution:

Everybody has a right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well being and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of the present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that:
1. Prevent pollution and ecological degradation
2. Promote conservation
3. Secure ecologically sustainable development and the use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development
( Section 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996).

WEF: STRATEGY & PROJECTS

  • Education
Who are the WEF?

The WEF is an apolitical, Non-Profit Organisation (reg. no: 078-886 NPO, PBO: 930039447) founded and managed by a group of professionals with a passion and an interest in sustainable development, biodiversity, education and the conservation of our natural heritage.

What do the WEF do?

Our mission is to improve the standard of education for sustainable development, wildlife education and knowledge as well as conservation through education (presentations, workshops, educational resource material), skills development, research and providing leadership towards education for sustainable development and conservation.

How do I contact the WEF?

You'll find all our contact details on our "CONTACT" page - looking forward to hear from you.

WEF Ambassador & PATRONS