20.11.2013 180 participants from industries such as tourism, politics and nature protection met in Husum (Germany) on 14.11.2013 and discussed the economic value of the National Park and World Heritage properties. A guest from England James Rebanks addressed the economic value of the World Heritage sites, Thomas Holst Christensen from Denmark talked about the Danish Wadden Sea National Park and Professor Hubert Joop presented a study that confirmed the economic benefits from the National Park tourism.
19.11.2013 management, Marine Programme, Marine World Heritage, Wadden Sea The report from the meeting of the European Marine World Heritage sites has now been published. It gives an overview of the main management challenges at the sites and indentifies the main work fields for a future cooperation of the site in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Marine Programme.
18.11.2013 World Heritage Tourism must be a quality tourism which contributes to sustainability. This must now been taken up jointly and in cooperation by all stakeholders. This was the conclusion of the 4th Lower Saxony World Heritage Forum on "A sustainable tourism in the Wadden Sea" on 14 November 2013.
11.11.2013 2013 was again a record-breaking year for Harbour seals in the Wadden Sea. The greatest number of Harbour seals, since the beginning of the Wadden Sea-wide seal count in 1975, were counted, informs the Trilateral Seal Expert Group (TSEG), consisting of experts from the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.
31.10.2013 Managers from over 40 marine World Heritage sites met in Ajaccio, Corsica, from 18 -20 October 2013. As follow-up of the meeting on Hawaii in 2010, this was the second time that the UNESCO World Heritage Marine Programme has invited site managers to exchange experiences from sites representing the “Crown Jewels of the Ocean”.
04.10.2013 Conference, internal marketing, multiplier, National Park, Sustainable Tourism, World Heritage The 4. World Heritage Forum in Niedersachsen takes place on 14. November 2013 and addresses the implementaton of the joint strategy for sustainable development.
04.10.2013 Conference, economic impact, National Park, Sustainable Tourism, World Heritage The 11th conference on "Nature experience in tourism offers" in Husum on 14th November 2013 will inform tourism stakeholders about the most recent developments in the Wadden Sea World Heritage and National Park.
23.09.2013 Migratory birds, Trends, Wadden Sea The Joint Monitoring of Migratory Birds (JMMB) Group presents 24- and 10-year trends on 34 migratory bird species until 2010/2011. Trends are shown for the international Wadden Sea, The Netherlands, Niedersachsen, Schleswig-Holstein, and Denmark.
23.09.2013 International, Migratory birds; West Africa The three Wadden Sea countries are developing a joint vsion to underline the global importance of the East-Atlantic flyway and to strengthen cooperation for protection and management along the flyway. The vision shall be adopted at the 12th Trilateral Governmental Wadden Sea Conference in February 2014 in Tønder, Denmark.
18.09.2013 About 30 stakeholder participated in the regional PROWAD workshop in Denmark on the 10 September 2013 at the National Park office on Romoe. They underlined the need for a common trilateral strategy on sustainable tourism.