05.03.2014 Conference, Culture, Landscape The 12th symposium of the Wadden Academy with the title ‘Sense of Place’ will be organized on the Dutch island of Terschelling, June 11 & 12 2014.
27.02.2014 Ministerial Council, Trilateral Governmental Conference The Dutch-German-Danish conference on the protection of the Wadden Sea was successfully concluded in the town of Tønder, Denmark on 4-5 February 2014.
05.02.2014 Landscape, regional identity, Trilateral Cooperation; The Wadden Sea arouses the same feeling of regional identity in people living on the German coast as it does in their Dutch and Danish counterparts. This is the conclusion reached from an online survey of the inhabitants of the Wadden Sea in Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands which was carried out by the Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz Zentrum in Geesthacht, in cooperation with the Wadden Sea Forum.
23.01.2014 International, Migratory birds In the weekend of 18/19 January a comprehensive bird count along the East Atlantic Flyway, the migratory path of waterfowl between the Arctic and South Africa, has started. In the coming weeks about 1,500 people in 30 countries will count many millions of waterfowl.
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.