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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Please note that this file is no longer being updated.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.

27th July, 2021

Getbol Korean Tidal Flats, Republic of Korea, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

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.

24th June, 2021

The Wadden Sea World Heritage celebrates its 12th anniversary

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.

7th June, 2021

Doe mee met de Dag en de Nacht van het Wad op 26 juni

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.

30.05.2021

National Park Day, Denmark

Wadden Sea National Park, Denmark

20th May, 2021

The Wadden Sea at UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development

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.

23rd April, 2021

Promoting darkness: Dark Sky Webinar

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).

30th March, 2021

Policy statement on the Wadden Sea SWIMWAY approved

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.