As Denmark has now taken over the presidency of the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation (TWSC) from Germany, the new Representative of the Danish Delegation to the Wadden Sea Board (WSB), Martin Petersen, joined the new WSB Chair, Anne-Marie Rasmussen, on visit to the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat in January 2023.
Exploring the Wadden Sea Region in an integrative and problem-oriented way was the objective of the TriWadWalk project, which brought together a group of academy staff and students from Denmark, Germany, and the Netherland.
Each January, counts of migratory waterbirds take place in all key wetland sites along the East Atlantic Flyway. The year 2023 represents the 4th time that these efforts are intensified to cover major wetland sites in almost all countries belonging to this flyway, therefore being called ‘total counts’.
In 2022, empowering the youth to take action in conservation has been a key focus of the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, with activities not only in the Wadden Sea, but also on the global scale.
In the framework of the Partnership Hub project “Sharing and developing knowledge to strengthen the contribution of shipping to a well-protected Wadden Sea World Heritage”, NGOs, ports, ship owners and the Wadden Sea Forum work together.
After the conclusion of the Trilateral Youth Conference in September 2022, young adults from Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands continued with their exchange to increase youth’s influence on the conservation of the Wadden Sea.
The 19 site managers came from four nature reserves and national parks that make up the World Heritage Site.
The trilateral Wadden Sea is a highly dynamic area, providing shelter from predators and rich feeding grounds for a host of fish species.