2018 WESSA Annual Review

The WESSA Awards, which have been presented since 1978, enable WESSA to recognise and honour individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to the en- vironmental conservation or environmental education sector in South Africa. 2017 WESSA AWARDS

Individual Awards Jacques Tredoux

Youth Award Ayanda Lipheyana

Corporate Awards Ford Wildlife Foundation In recognition of their continued support of conservation and envi- ronmental education programmes over the past 26 years. Eskom In recognition of Eskom’s Biodi- versity Centre of Excellence, a cut- ting-edge facility for integrating biodiversity considerations with legislative compliance. Bridgestone South Africa In recognition of their ‘Wildlife and Roads Project’ (WRP), which, in partnership with the Endan- gered Wildlife Trust (EWT), is re- ducing wildlife deaths on South African roads.

In recognition of his progressive and sustained environmental ac- tion through his career in teach- ing and as headmaster at St. Patrick’s CBC, Kimberley in the Northern Cape. He has support- ed environmental education and the Eco-Schools programme, and in particular, we acknowledge his Water Saving Project and his perseverance in ‘Caring for the Earth’. Sandy Camminga In recognition of her tenacity and committed environmental lobby- ing as the founder of the Richards Bay Clean Air Association. For his extensive and ongoing contribution to WESSA for over 30 years, and for promoting ‘Peo- ple caring for the Earth’ through environmental and conservation science. Graham was the Presi- dent and Chairman of the WESSA Board for many years. Gold Medal Award Dr Graham Avery

In recognition of his actions as a key initiator responsible for the upscaling of community-based resource monitoring through the Enviro-Champs movement, and his actions in strengthening citi- zen-based water, waste and san- itation management. In recognition of their progres- sive, community-managed local stream rehabilitation initiative, resulting in the conservation of the ecological corridor of the Liesbeek river while also creating employment for the rehabilita- tion of the riverine ecosystem. Group Award Friends of the Liesbeek


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