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The 44th World Heritage Committee, meeting in Fuzhou, China, have inscribed the Getbol, Korean Tidal Flats on the World Heritage List, in recognition of its Outstanding Universal Value for migratory waterbirds as one of the world’s most significant wetland ecosystems. The inscription is welcome news, especially after the suggested deferral by IUCN earlier this summer.
26 June- this time 12 years ago, the Wadden Sea was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Since then, local events have been held to commemorate the inscription and celebrate together.
These annual events are an important part of bringing awareness of the special status of the Wadden Sea to all residents and visitors in the Danish, German, and Dutch Wadden Sea.
In het weekend van 26 juni staan de Natuur en Milieufederaties van Groningen, Friesland en Noord-Holland, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen en Visit Wadden stil bij de 12e verjaardag van de UNESCO Werelderfgoed status van de Waddenzee. Dit vieren ze met de Dag en de Nacht van het Wad. De partijen roepen waddenliefhebbers en ondernemers op om dit samen met hen te vieren.
Wadden Sea National Park, Denmark
The excellent work, in support of education, carried out by the members of the International Wadden Sea School in the past 17 years was highlighted as part of this side event which was co-organised between Germany and South Korea.
The webinar examined the many aspects of preserving darkness in the Wadden Sea region, not least the conservation benefits. The event is the result of a close collaboration between the trilateral Partnership Hub and the Programme towards a rich Wadden Sea (PRW).
WG-Swimway and invited guests drafted a policy statement based on existing guidelines and regulations with a direct link to the Trilateral Fish Targets at European level and how these have been implemented per country and trying to analyse their contribution to the realization of these targets.