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.
The third webinar working towards a trilateral Community of Understanding for sediment solutions was held in June.
The 2020-2021 counts show a steady increase in the number of grey seals in the Wadden Sea.
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).
“A Darker Sky in the Wadden Sea Region” webinar on 23 April 2021. The webinar is mainly organised by the PRW with the support of the WSF. Furthermore, it is a trilateral initiative under the umbrella of the Trilateral World Heritage Partnership Hub.
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.