News – latest Wadden Sea stories
Coordinated surveys confirm continuous growth of grey seals in the Wadden Sea
In the past five years, the number of grey seal pups in this region has shown an average annual growth rate of 13 percent, while the number of adult animals counted during the moult grew by 12 percent annually.
Registration open for the 2023 East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum on storytelling
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Korean delegation from Shinan County visit Wadden Sea
The tour was conducted in the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding between South Korea and the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation, that was signed in 2009 and updated in May 2023.
Hamburg National Park Authority and CWSS meet on Jour Fixe
Upon invitation of the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS), the Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park Authority (NPV HH) visited the Wilhelmshaven office on 8 June for personal exchange.
Delegation from Yancheng at Yellow Sea visits Wadden Sea World Heritage Site
The Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation received a delegation of seven people of the Yancheng regional government on 11-12 June.
Harald Marencic: “We are the guardians of the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site”
Harald Marencic has been with the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat for 27 years. At the end of May 2023, he will retire.
Milestone document “The SIMP – Integrated Management Plan for ONE Wadden Sea World Heritage” adopted
The Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation (TWSC), with the Wadden Sea Plan (2010) at its backbone, operates to conduct a shared policy and management strategy for the protection and sustainable management of the area, with the imperative of safeguarding its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV).
Update to Memorandum of Understanding between Wadden Sea and Korean Getbol signed
Since 2009, the Republic of Korea and the countries of the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation have been in mutual exchange – on topics such as management, environmental education, and sustainable tourism, but also on the Wadden Sea’s experience in becoming a World Heritage Site.
Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands sign the Wilhelmshaven Declaration for a continued protection of the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site
The Wadden Sea can make a valuable contribution to our challenges in the fields of climate, pollution, and biodiversity loss: while being a natural, species-rich ecosystem, its typical habitats also play an important role in carbon sequestration. Next to its Outstanding Universal Value all the more reason to protect it for present and future generations.
Bringing regional development in border regions to the next level
To address current developments and prospects of German border regions and their positions both among themselves and in Europe, on 20-21 April 2023, scientists, area managers, and representatives of politics and other sectors participated in a “Border Region Academy” in Berlin.
Experts formulate management guidelines for avian flu outbreaks in Sandwich tern colonies
As migratory birds are returning from their southern wintering grounds to their breeding sites in the Wadden Sea, in view of the experience in 2022, researchers and site managers are concerned about new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in colonially breeding birds.
INTERREG project PROWAD Link paved way to nature-business-benefit-cycle
Improve access to brands of natural heritage sites to generate economic value, enhance sustainability of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the North Sea Region (NSR), develop innovative marketable offers and products through co-creation – those were the objectives of INTERREG project PROWAD Link under a nature-business-benefit-cycle, engaging SMEs in nature conservation.