This is a facility for members of WESSA, The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa, who are linked to its Durban Branch. Here we post current developments, show photos of our activities, and take in comments from the WESSA membership.
A workshop today, led by Samantha Bailey of 350.org, brought together Durban activists and others from Nigeria to Australia. As the workshop progressed, the depth of resources within the group became evident. People spoke of what they had learnt from parents and grandparents, how their work against apartheid or tyranny had also mobilised them in defence of the environment, and how they see their connection to the world of nature as essential for their well-being. Those present planned how activities during COP would take ahead the common commitment to fighting climate change.