Wadden Sea World Heritage at the Federal Foreign Office

Wadden Sea World Heritage at the Federal Foreign Office

On 20 May 2015, Rüdiger Strempel, CWSS Secretary, presented the Wadden Sea World Heritage to a select group of German Members of Parliament (MP) during a "Parliamentary Evening" at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. The event was hosted by the Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, Dr. Maria Böhmer, who is also the Chairperson of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC). In advance of the 39th session of the WHC, to be held in Bonn, Germany, from June 28 to July 8, 2015, MPs from around Germany with a particular interest in UNESCO World Heritage and representatives of three World Heritage sites located wholly or partially in Germany discussed World Heritage issues. In addition to the Wadden Sea, the Messel Pit Fossil Site and the City of Bamberg were also represented. Of the 39 properties in Germany currently inscribed on the World Heritage list, three (the Wadden Sea, the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany and the Messel Pit site) are natural heritage areas.


Minister of State Dr. Maria Böhmer  
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From left to right: Rüdiger Strempel, Minister of State Böhmer, Ingbert Liebing, MP for Nordfriesland and Dithmarschen Nord.
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