News – latest Wadden Sea stories
New Interreg coastal management project approved with Wadden Sea at core
MANABAS was granted under priority 3: Climate resilience, biodiversity and pollution and aims to integrate flood and coastal erosion risk management with biodiversity goals, to deliver a sustainable future.
Wadden Sea serves as pilot region to UNESCO on environmental DNA sampling
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre in Paris is conducting a global citizen science initiative on environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling in the UNESCO World Heritage marine sites.
SHIRE partners discuss study results on fish species occurence in past 500 years
In the past months, an international team of experts and students worked on the reconstruction of the historical fish assemblage of the Wadden Sea
Updates to nine thematic reports of the Quality Status Report published
The Wadden Sea Quality Status Report (QSR) is a conglomeration of thematic reports reflecting the continuous monitoring and evaluation of the ecological status of the Wadden Sea, including islands and offshore areas.
Young adults from Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands discuss future of Wadden Sea cooperation
"Our Heritage. Our Future" - this was the theme of the first Trilateral Wadden Sea Youth Conference held in St. Peter-Ording from 1st to 4th September.
Wadden Sea Day: Understanding connections between species essential to Wadden Sea’s management
“Who eats whom” was at the centre of this year’s Wadden Sea Day, held on 25 August in Wilhelmshaven.
New guideline helps destinations to recognise boundaries of tourism and preserve values of the World Heritage Site
In the framework of Interreg project PROWAD Link and together with the NIT, WWF has developed the "Wadden Sea Tourism Radar" – a method to help destinations identify in time when and in which areas this limit is being reached.
Intergenerational exchange focus of “Change for better” event
As part of the partnership between the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) and Swiss watch manufacturer Oris, the collaboration’s annual event themed “Change for the better” took place in Harlesiel, Lower Saxony, this week.
Wadden Sea Ecotourism contributes to Marine Mud and Wellness Conference in Boryeong, Korea
The Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation was invited to contribute a presentation on sustainable tourism development in the Wadden Sea World Heritage Destination.
CWSS's partnership with Oris supports WattenMeerCamp 2022
As part of the partnership between the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) and Swiss watch manufacturer Oris, the collaboration’s annual event themed “Change for the better” will take place in Harlesiel, Lower Saxony, in mid-August.
New Interreg North Sea project to set up a light pollution measuring network approved
The overall objective of this small-scale project is to develop a light pollution monitoring network within the Wadden Sea area that combines different measurement methods to achieve reliable results.
Bird flu causes devastating losses among sandwich terns in the Wadden Sea
The extensive number of adult sandwich terns which died during the recent outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) can have large-scale consequences for the development of the sandwich tern population in Northwest-Europe.