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1st October, 2021

A conservation success story: 30 years of the Wadden Sea Seal Agreement – a milestone for the remarkable recovery of the Wadden Sea harbour seal population.

30 years ago, on the 1st of October 1991, the Agreement on the Conservation of Seals in the Wadden Sea (Wadden Sea Seal Agreement/WSSA)) entered into force and became the first international, legally binding agreement under the auspices of the UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals - established in the year 1979.

29th September, 2021

Quality Assessment Meeting discusses tracking breeding success of arctic waders

The Wadden Sea is well known for the large flocks of birds that visit the area during the annual migration to and from the Arctic. In recent years, there has been increased concern about these Arctic travellers due to the impact of changing climatic conditions in the Arctic.

3rd September, 2021

More than 100 dead harbour porpoises stranded in the Dutch Wadden Sea.

More than 100 dead harbour porpoises have washed up on the beaches of the Dutch Wadden Sea islands of Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland and Schiermonnikoog in the last week, as reported by the University of Utrecht.

12th July, 2021

2020-2021 Wadden Sea grey seal report: counts show continued growth.

The 2020-2021 counts show a steady increase in the number of grey seals in the Wadden Sea.

18.05.2021

Second NCK-Waddenacademie theme day

Webinar

9th March, 2021

32nd meeting of the Wadden Sea Board held online

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 32nd meeting of the Wadden Sea Board, postponed from November 2020, was held online on 4 March 2021.

2nd March, 2021

New research demonstrates crucial role of World Heritage marine sites in fighting climate change

UNESCO released the first global scientific assessment of its World Heritage marine sites’ blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting the critical environmental value of these habitats.

22nd January, 2021

New report on breeding birds in the Wadden Sea published

About 395,000 breeding pairs of coastal breeding birds occur in the transnational Wadden Sea, of which 75% inhabit the islands and Halligen.