07.10.2015 communication, Marine Sites, Nordic World Heritage

Wadden Sea at Nordic World Heritage Conference in Bergen, Norway

Representatives from the Wadden Sea participated at the 20th Nordic World Heritage Conference on 22 – 24 September 2015 in Bergen, Norway to discuss the question how State Parties can fulfil their obligations to communicate the story and motivation of the World Heritage convention and how the sites can contribute to implement the World Heritage convention. [more]
24.09.2015 Education

New teaching resource for sustainable tourism in the Wadden Sea World Heritage

Tourism and Nature Conservation – Does this go together? The “World Heritage Teaching Kit – Sustainable Tourism in the Wadden Sea” deals with this question in 6 learning stations designed for pupils in lower secondary education. [more]
22.07.2015 management, World Heritage Committee, Young Experts Forum

UNESCO World Heritage Young Experts Forum

From June 17 - 30, 2015, young professionals from World Heritage sites in 31 countries attended a seminar held in conjunction with the 30th session of the World Heritage Committee. Sven Stadtmann from Göttingen, former volunteer of the Schutzstation Wattenmeer in Schleswig-Holstein, represented the Wadden Sea at the Young Experts Forum. [more]
16.07.2015 photo competition, World Heritage weekend

Result Photo Contest Dutch World Heritage Weekend 2015

The theme of the Dutch World Heritage weekend this year was "World Heritage through the lens." In this context, besides many excursions and workshops, a photo contest was organized where people could submit photos via social media under the hashtag #fotowaddenzee or by mail. [more]
06.07.2015 Marine Mammals, Wadden Sea Day

Marine Mammals at the Wadden Sea Day 2015

This year's Wadden Sea Day will highlight the role and population development of marine mammals in the ecosystem of the Wadden Sea World Heritage property and mark the 25th anniversary of the Wadden Sea Seal Agreement. [more]

Hamburg gets second World Heritage Site

Congratulation to Hamburg for its second World Heritage site! In addtion to the Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park which is part of the Dutch-German-Danish Wadden Sea World Heritage inscribed in 2009, today, the World Heritage Committee inscribed the Hamburg Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel on the World Heritage List at its 39th Session in Bonn, Germany. [more]
02.07.2015 blog, Event, tour

3 More Days Until the first Wadden Sea World Heritage Cycle Tour .... Let the countdown begin!

Are you ready? Only 3 more days until Andreas Böttcher with his “Wadden Sea World Heritage Cycle Tour” takes off! Interesting in participating? [more]

Best Practice Guide for marine World Heritage Sits

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. [more]
26.06.2015 Banc d'Arguin, Flyway, Migratory birds; West Africa, UNESCO

Wadden Sea at UNESCO World Heritage Committee Meeting

'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. [more]
23.06.2015 cycling, Event, tour

The first “Wadden Sea World Heritage Cycle Tour” - a private initiative to become a Wadden Sea World Heritage ambassador

Andreas 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”. [more]
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