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30 years ago, on the 1st of October 1991, the Agreement on the Conservation of Seals in the Wadden Sea (Wadden Sea Seal Agreement/WSSA)) entered into force and became the first international, legally binding agreement under the auspices of the UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals - established in the year 1979.
During two weekends in September, the first ever East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum took place. 79 enthusiastic young conservationists from 34 countries had signed up for the event to discuss the role and importance of youth engagement in flyway conservation.
The second Prowad Link Forum will take place in the Virtual Wadden Sea (online) on Tuesday the 2nd of November from 10 am to 12:30 pm.
If you have any queries about the event or wish to register please contact Harald Marencic of the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat - firstname.lastname@example.org
The programme is as follows:
9:45 Start of Virtual Wadden Sea
10:30 Protect and Prosper – Main achievements of PROWAD LINK and outlook 2022 [document in advance]
The 15th International Scientic Wadden Sea Symposium will be held as an in person event in Büsum, Schleswig-Holstein (D) on 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2021
As part of the collaboration with the Swiss watch maker Oris, and in celebration of World Clean Up Day, this weekend saw specially invited guests spend two days in the Dutch Wadden Sea in order to pick marine litter and learn more about local efforts to make the Wadden Sea more sustainable
The Wadden Sea is well known for the large flocks of birds that visit the area during the annual migration to and from the Arctic. In recent years, there has been increased concern about these Arctic travellers due to the impact of changing climatic conditions in the Arctic.
The Wadden Sea was recognised with a dedicated session during the conference ECSA 58 - EMECS 13: Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene – Structure, functions, services and management which took place as an online event from September 6 to 9, 2021.
As part of the collaboration on the beautiful, limited edition Dat Watt diving watch, Oris and the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat have arranged a series of unique annual events aimed at showing how we can bring change for the better and help to protect the Wadden Sea.
More than 100 dead harbour porpoises have washed up on the beaches of the Dutch Wadden Sea islands of Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland and Schiermonnikoog in the last week, as reported by the University of Utrecht.