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]
02.12.2015 marketing, tookit, World Heritage

World Heritage Toolkit for stakeholders

New toolkit launched to help all visitor-facing businesses leverage the identity of the Wadden Sea World Heritage to enhance their communications. [more]

Seal counts 2015: Seal population resists influenza

Today, the results of the trilaterally coordinate seal survey was released to the public. Despite increasing number of dead animals along the shore lines in autumn and winter 2014, caused by the appearance of the Influenza A virus, the overall population has remained largely unaffected. [more]
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