News – latest Wadden Sea stories
Flyway Initiative participates in deployment of Rapid Expert Group on Health in The Gambia’s fight against avian flu
In early 2023, a large outbreak of the or avian flu was documented in West Africa. In The Gambia, more than 7,500 waterbirds have died around coastal nature reserves.
Wadden Sea represented at 5th World Heritage Site Managers’ Forum
Themed "Managing World Heritage for the Next 50 Years", the event aimed to empower and create new opportunities for site managers by sharing their personal knowledge and expanding their networks and experiences at an international level.
TWSC Statement on the UNESCO State of conservation of the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site
The Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation of Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands supported by the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat is preparing a joint report to address the World Heritage Committee’s requests and to respond to the raised concerns.
Inspiring conservation narratives exchanged at the EAFYF 2023
The 3rd East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum (EAFYF 2023) was concluded on 10 September 2023, after two days of intensive training and collaborative work.
New Interreg Project DARKER SKY focusses on reducing light pollution in Wadden and North Sea regions
After receiving a green light on the Interreg project DARKER SKY in April, 14 Danish, Dutch, French, and German project partners are thrilled to launch a ground-breaking project.
Experts express concern about biodiversity in the Wadden Sea
More than 150 representatives from science, nature conservation, and politics met at Wadden Sea Day titled “Put the Wadden Sea’s Biodiversity on the path to recovery!”
CWSS-Oris partnership: Second Wadden Sea watch introduced at joint event on Fanø
The Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) announced the renewal of the partnership with the Swiss watch manufacturer Oris at this year’s annual event themed “Change for the better” that took place on the Danish Wadden Sea island of Fanø on the 11 to 14 August.
Cooperation along the East Atlantic Flyway deepened in workshop on key threats and possible solutions
The Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative and its partners invited representatives from 15 flyway countries to a workshop in Dakar, Senegal, in July 2023. The aim was to discuss the key threats and possible solutions for migratory waterbird conservation along the East Atlantic Flyway.
Freemantle Highway incident underlines relevance of Wadden Sea’s PSSA designation
The Freemantle Highway has now been successfully towed to Eemshaven harbour. While the threat of an ecological catastrophe is not completely resolved, it has been reduced considerably.
Education for Sustainable Development certificate confirms quality of IWSS offers
Within the North German initiative "Norddeutsch und Nachhaltig - Mit Bildung Zukunft sichern" (NuN), the International Wadden Sea School (IWSS) has been re-certified as "Bildungspartner für Nachhaltigkeit" (educational partner for sustainable development).
Second Trilateral Swimway Conference confirmed for April 2024 and call for abstracts opened
Focusing on applying scientific evidence to manage human impacts on fish life cycles, the conference approach is to balance the outcomes of the latest research on fish life cycles with contributions on the practical implementation of scientific findings to dedicated and effective conservation efforts.
Bernard Baerends: „Only by joined forces”
Almost four years ago, in September 2019, Bernard Baerend took up the position as Executive Secretary of the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS). Now, end of June, his term has come to an end, and he will return to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Quality.