As chairman of the Somali Ecological Society (SES) I would like to welcome you to the SES Website. I will introduce you to the work of SES, and to the environmental threats facing the Somali people.
The Society was founded in 1983 as a non-political and non-profit making organisation and was the first local environmental NGO in the Somalia.
In its early years the conservation efforts focussed upon identifying and protecting vegetation and wildlife habitats, which represent natural ecotypes of Somalia and Somaliland. The society undertook conservation projects, including the employment of staff, including reserve wardens for the Balcad Nature Reserve.
Later following civil strife, founders and former members (many of them refugees in the UK who continued
to have a deep concern for the state of the things in their beloved country)
proposed to re-launch the SES in the UK. This was achieved in 1996 after 18 months of discussions.
A first step was to re-establishing contacts with former SES members in Somalia/Somaliland. A new Management Committee was formed,
and a new constitution has been drawn up with a clear set of objectives aimed at preserving
and a new constitution has been drawn up with a clear set of objectives aimed at preserving the biological diversity of Somalia/Somaliland and promoting wise uses of natural resources, including forests, woodlands, wildlife, water and rangelands.
Please click here for more information about SES Constitution...