Nyheder – de seneste historier fra Vadehavsområdet
Harbour seal counts in the Wadden Sea show decrease third year in a row
The yearly pup counts of 2023 revealed a 10% increase in pup numbers, while the yearly count of all harbour seals during the moult decreased by 4% compared to 2022.
Flyway Initiative participates in deployment of Rapid Expert Group on Health in The Gambia’s fight against avian flu
In early 2023, a large outbreak of the or avian flu was documented in West Africa. In The Gambia, more than 7,500 waterbirds have died around coastal nature reserves.
TWSC Statement on the UNESCO State of conservation of the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site
The Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation of Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands supported by the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat is preparing a joint report to address the World Heritage Committee’s requests and to respond to the raised concerns.
Experts express concern about biodiversity in the Wadden Sea
More than 150 representatives from science, nature conservation, and politics met at Wadden Sea Day titled “Put the Wadden Sea’s Biodiversity on the path to recovery!”
Coordinated surveys confirm continuous growth of grey seals in the Wadden Sea
In the past five years, the number of grey seal pups in this region has shown an average annual growth rate of 13 percent, while the number of adult animals counted during the moult grew by 12 percent annually.
Danmark, Tyskland og Nederlandene underskriver Wilhelmshaven-erklæringen om fortsat beskyttelse af verdensarvsområdet Vadehavet
Vadehavet kan yde et værdifuldt bidrag til vores udfordringer med klima, forurening og tab af biodiversitet: Vadehavet er et naturligt og artsrigt økosystem, hvis typiske habitat spiller en vigtig rolle i forbindelse med kulstofbinding. Ved siden af dets enestående universelle værdi er det endnu en grund til at beskytte det for nuværende og fremtidige generationer.
Wadden Sea mindfulness exercises focus of PROWAD Link workshop
On 27 October 2022, an evaluation workshop organised by the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park Authority took place with regional stakeholders.
Decrease in number of harbour seals observed in the Wadden Sea
Harbour seals, the most well-known seal species in the Wadden Sea, are monitored annually through aerial surveys that cover the entire Wadden Sea World Heritage site and the island of Helgoland.
Wadden Sea serves as pilot region to UNESCO on environmental DNA sampling
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre in Paris is conducting a global citizen science initiative on environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling in the UNESCO World Heritage marine sites.
Young adults from Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands discuss future of Wadden Sea cooperation
"Our Heritage. Our Future" - this was the theme of the first Trilateral Wadden Sea Youth Conference held in St. Peter-Ording from 1st to 4th September.
Wadden Sea Day: Understanding connections between species essential to Wadden Sea’s management
“Who eats whom” was at the centre of this year’s Wadden Sea Day, held on 25 August in Wilhelmshaven.