On 22 October 1997, at the 8th Ministerial Conference in Stade, Germany, the three Wadden Sea States Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands adopted the Wadden Sea Plan, the common policy and management plan for the protection and sustainable management of the Wadden Sea Area.
The Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) used the opportunity of COP23 and organized a side event titled “Collaboration in Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation” on 7 November 2017 at the conference grounds.
During the 2017 aerial surveys for harbour seal counts, the number of newborn harbour seal pups in the Wadden Sea registered was the highest since the first surveys in 1975.
In just three years, the number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has doubled, growing from 35 to 62.
On 17 November 2017, the three national delegations of Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands as well as advisors from the Wadden Sea Forum and the NGOs Waddenvereniging and WWF met for the 21st meeting of the Wadden Sea Board.
Geomorphology and climate, habitats and communities, species, human activities, and pollution of the Wadden Sea are the main areas of analysis in the Quality Status Report 2017 (QSR).
A new milestone has been reached in the preparations for the construction of the trilateral Wadden Sea World Heritage Partnership Center.
On 2 February 2018, the three national delegations of Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands as well as advisors from the Wadden Sea Forum and the NGOs Waddenvereniging and WWF met for the 22nd meeting of the Wadden Sea Board.
Partnering with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in Paris, the Wadden Sea World Heritage will once again be represented at ITB, the world’s largest tourism fair.
We are pleased to announce the publication of the first official Wadden Sea World Heritage travel guide.