26.06.2015 The UNESCO World Heritage Marine Programme has published a best practice guide for World Heritage marine sites by pooling expertise from all 47 marine sites around the World. The Wadden Sea is presented in many cases as a model to manage the only marine World Heritage Site which is shared by three countries.
26.06.2015 Banc d'Arguin, Flyway, Migratory birds; West Africa, UNESCO 'The Wadden Sea and Beech Forests -Transboundary management of World Heritage sites as a contribution to global World Heritage Conservation’ is the title of a joint side event on 6 July 2015 at the 39th Session of the World Heritage Commitee in Bonn, Germany, which takes place from 28 June to 8 July 2015.
23.06.2015 cycling, Event, tour
The first “Wadden Sea World Heritage Cycle Tour” - a private initiative to become a Wadden Sea World Heritage ambassadorAndreas Böttcher from Oldenburg (Lower Saxony, Germany) is 51 years old and an enthusiastic hobby-cyclist. For this year’s vacation he has planned to cycle the „Wadden Sea part“ of the North Sea Cycle Route and to inspire with this the people. He also wants to create awareness for this unique natural landscape. “The Wadden Sea World Heritage is of global importance” says Andreas, “This first World Heritage Cycle Tour shall show, that everyone of us can make a contribution to keep it this way for future generations”.
28.05.2015 Event, Sustainable Tourism, The Netherlands, UNESCO Once a year - during the national World Heritage weekend - all 10 Dutch World Heritage are in the spotlight. Everywhere you find special activities that allow visitors to experience the World Heritage. This year, the weekend is celebrated on 13-14 June under the theme "World Heritage seen through a lens."
15.05.2015 At a one-day final project conference in Hamburg on 12 May 2015, representatives of the three Wadden Sea states, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands as well as stakeholders from the business and conservation communities discussed the results of the transnational PROWAD project and explored the possibility of continuing this collaboration in the future.
30.04.2015 Conference, Sustainable Tourism The final conference of the PROWAD project give participants and key stakeholders from around the Dutch-German-Danish Wadden Sea the opportunity to share experiences and initiatives. It is envisaged to encourage future networks and upcoming project participants.
09.03.2015 Exhibition, Sustainable Tourism, tourism fair For the first time, the Wadden Sea World Heritage was jointly presented by all three countries at the ITB Berlin, one of the world’s largest tourism fair, held from 4-8 March 2015. We were represented with a booth and a large photo exhibition in the sustainable tourism hall, as well as at panel discussions and stage presentations. In addition, every day one of the various partners presented examples of how World Heritage can be experienced in their region.
19.02.2015 competence centre, workhop 20 representatives from the Wadden Sea Board, States Parties, science and NGOs gathered at the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat on 18 February 2015 to discuss the feasibility of and options for the establishment of a Wadden Sea World Heritage Competence Centre. The workshop was prepared and facilitated by Dr. Andy Brown, an international advisor.
13.02.2015 The Wadden Sea World Heritage and PROWAD will participate at the world´s leading travel trade show in Hall 4.1.b. “Adventure Travel & Responsible Tourism” which is an international forum for sustainable tourism at the ITB.
13.01.2015 Never-seen photographs by Martin Stock and Pieter de Vries show the diversity of the Wadden Sea from a bird's perspective and the magic of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.