12.10.2016 The Netherlands

Vote for the Frisian Islands as the prettiest nature area of the Netherlands!

The Frisian Islands are competing for the title of Prettiest Nature area of the Netherlands. With the election the cabinet wishes to make Dutch nature more attractive to local and foreign visitors. Are you also a fan of the unique Dutch shallows and the Frisian Islands (Waddengebied)? Cast your vote before October 31st on www.mooistenatuurgbied.nl. [more]
11.10.2016 Sustainable Tourism

Wadden Sea World Heritage among Top 10 green solutions for tourism

"PROWAD - Protect and Prosper" was named one of ten innovative approaches to make destinations more sustainable at the end of September 2016. [more]
01.08.2016 Culture, Nature, Study report, World Heritage

Study "Nature protects Culture" acknowledges significance of Natura 2000 for UNESCO World Heritage sites

Last week the recently published study by the Association for the Environment and Nature Conservation Germany (BUND), entitled "Nature protects Culture" was handed over to the German Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks. The study states that the European Directives and Natura 2000 are playing a crucial role in maintaining World Heritage Sites. [more]
07.07.2016 Landschapen NL- Netherlands, Study Visit, World Heritage

Landschappen NL: Board members visit German part of the Wadden Sea World Heritage

Wilhelmshaven, 7 July. The Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) supported the visit of 9 board members from Landschappen NL, who visited the German part of the Wadden Sea to learn about good practices in visitor management and how tourism and nature protection go hand in hand in the Wadden Sea World Heritage. [more]
07.06.2016 IWSS, Schleswig-Holstein, World Heritage

World Heritage banners donated to schools in Schleswig-Holstein

Sixteen schools in Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) are receiving a special gift: a series of banners, showing the satellite image of the entire Wadden Sea region, as well as images of the animal life in the area. On Thursday, 2 July 2016, the first banner was officially handed over to the Theodor-Storm School in Husum. The other schools will receive their banners in the coming days. [more]
01.06.2016 Culture, Nature, World Heritage

German Natural and Cultural World Heritage Sites compare notes

On 30 May 2016, a joint meeting of natural and cultural UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany took place at the premises of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz, BfN) in Bonn. The event, entitled “Nature meets culture – culture meets nature”, was organized at the joint invitation of the BfN and the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS). [more]

"And the winner is..." Bird Counting Challenge at the ITB Berlin

A trip to the island of Langeoog was the prize that visitors could win at the Bird Counting Challenge, which took place at the Wadden Sea World Heritage stand during the International Tourism Fair (ITB), from 9 to 13 March 2016 in Berlin. [more]

Study shows that German national parks foster regional development

Germany´s 16 national parks have a positive effect on the development of the regions where they are located. This is the conclusion of the study "Regional Economic Impacts of Nature Tourism". [more]

Natural Heritage yields cultural treasure

The Wadden Sea is more than just a natural treasure, it is also a treasure chest. On 14 April 2016, researchers from the University of Amsterdam presented an extremely rare archaeological find on the Dutch Wadden Sea island of Texel. [more]

Looking back at the ITB

Many thanks to our partners for the great success at the ITB! [more]
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