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11th February, 2021

Overview: Regional regulation and activities in the Wadden Sea World Heritage Destination during COVID-19

Please note that this file is no longer being updated. Last update: 11 February 2021.

23rd November, 2021

IWSS network met at workshop in Denmark

More than 30 representatives from the whole Wadden Sea met on 8-10 November 2021 in Denmark at the annual International Wadden Sea School (IWSS) workshop.

18th November, 2021

15 ISWSS moved to online location due to recent COVID-19 development

The 15th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium, planned for Büsum, Schleswig-Holstein (D) on 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2021, will now be held online.

18th November, 2021

2021 Annual report published

Science and youth engagement are two of the key topics in this year’s Annual Report from the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat. There is also an update on all the activities of the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation from 2021 – a year in which, despite lockdowns and restrictions has seen lots of things to celebrate.

12th November, 2021

Simone Prestes Dürrnagel takes on the Youth Conference project at the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat

With the start of November, the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) has a new staff member: Simone Prestes Dürrnagel. Simone will organise the first Wadden Sea Youth Conference, to be held in autumn 2022 at the same time as the Trilateral Governmental Conference.

10th November, 2021

Bird influenza among migratory birds on the rise in the Wadden Sea

Since October, multiple cases of bird flu have been reported in the Wadden Sea. Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands all confirmed that the highly pathogenic bird flu virus HPAI has been identified in dead migratory birds found within the Wadden Sea.

9th November, 2021

15 ISWSS at full capacity | Call for papers for MARB

The 15th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium, which this year will be held in Büsum, Schleswig-Holstein (D) on 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2021, is now at full capacity in line with the local restrictions for events, with 180 participants. It is therefore no longer possible to book at place at the event.

1st October, 2021

A conservation success story: 30 years of the Wadden Sea Seal Agreement – a milestone for the remarkable recovery of the Wadden Sea harbour seal population.

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.

1st October, 2021

A truly international youth event for wetland and waterbird conservation.

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.