02.11.2016 Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative

Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative visits Pan-Africa Ornithological Congess

The Pan-African Ornithological Congress (PAOC) is the most important and largest experts’ conference on African birds. It focusses on advances in research and on promoting the conservation of African birds as an integral part of African heritage. Among the participants of the 14th PAOC, held on 16-21 October 2016 in Dakar, Senegal, was the Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative (WSFI). [more]
02.11.2016 The Netherlands

Dutch Wadden Sea voted most beautiful nature area of the Netherlands

Now it’s official: the Wadden Sea is the Netherland’s most beautiful nature site. [more]
02.11.2016 sustainable development

Wadden Sea project PROWAD LINK approved to submit full application

At its meeting on 28 September 2016, the INTERREG Steering Committee gave approval for the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation’s Expression of Interest (EoI) for funding of the project “PROWAD LINK”. Submitted in March 2016, the project was developed in cooperation with partners from across the Wadden Sea region as well as the United Kingdom and Norway. [more]
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]
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