The scale of the outbreak of the bird flu, more specifically the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), in the North Sea region in the breeding season of 2022 was unprecedented.
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.
The 19 site managers came from four nature reserves and national parks that make up the World Heritage Site.
Harbour seals are one of the most iconic species in the Wadden Sea and among the top predators in this dynamic ecosystem. Their protection is regulated by the Agreement on the Conservation of Seals in the Wadden Sea.