Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ


1. Who is the WEF?

The WEF is an apolitical, Non-Profit Organisation (reg. no: 078-886 NPO) and a Public Beneficiary Organisation (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. The WEF has no permanent employees and all the work are done by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers.

2. Why does the WEF do what they do?

Presently the ever increasing human species is the single most destructive force on planet earth - endangering the survival of not only all other living creatures on this planet, but mostly our own survival! . . . READ MORE

4. How do I contact the WEF?

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

5. What is a NPO?

NPO is a NON-Profit Organisation / Organisation founded not for Financial Gain. A NPO must be approved by and registered with the South African Department of Social Development before it can function as an NPO. A NPO is NOT part of government, but an independent group organised for purposes other than generating profit and in which no part of the organization's income is distributed to its members, directors, or officers . . . READ MORE

6. What is a PBO?

In short, a PBO or Public Benefit Organisation is 1) a non-profit organisation (NPO) - either a non-profit company (Section 21 Company), or a trust or an association of persons that has been incorporated, 2) formed or established in the RSA of which 3) the sole or principal object is carrying on one or more public benefit activities and no such activity is intended to directly or indirectly promote the economic self-interest of any fiduciary or employee of the organisation, otherwise than by way of reasonable remuneration payable to that fiduciary or employee and 4) where each such activity carried on by that organisation is for the benefit of, or is widely accessible to, the general public at large, including any sector thereof (NOT only to small and exclusive groups).

7. Why is EDUCATION the only solution to our environmental challenges?

KNOWLEDGE changes ATTITUDES and ACTIONS - and human actions directly determine the survival and quality of all life on earth . . . READ MORE HERE

8. What is Sustainable Development and why is it so important?

Sustainable Development is defined as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". This need has arisen for the increase in environmental problems as a result of rapid development since the Industrial Revolution. Many of the planet's ecosystems are degraded, species are threatened and global warming is becoming increasingly apparent. To slow the damage caused by human development, it is essential that our actions become more sustainable. Let us be honest - nature always looses at the cost of human development - what we can do, is to at least have RESPONSIBLE development. The latter however, requires KNOWLEDGE, thus, EDUCATION to be able to make informed and responsible decisions!

9. How does CONSERVATION benefit from the work done by the WEF?

KNOWLEDGE changes ATTITUDES and ACTIONS - and human actions directly determine the survival and quality of all life on earth! The less destructive the human species are, the bigger the changes of survival for ALL other living species!

10. What is the WEF's strategy to achieved their goals?

You can read all about the WEF's strategy and projects by following the links on the right side of this page (or at the top).