Wadden Sea World Heritage among Top 10 green solutions for tourism

"PROWAD - Protect and Prosper" was named one of ten innovative approaches to make destinations more sustainable at the end of September 2016. At the Global Green Destinations Day in Ljubljana, Slovenia, organised by Green Destinations, a jury of international tourism experts and destination leaders selected the Green Tourism Solutions Top 10 as well as the Top 100 Green Destinations. The criteria for the green practices were their effectiveness in solving widespread problems in tourism sustainability, their innovative character, and the ease of implementation, technically as well as financially.

“We feel very honoured to have been chosen as one of ten best practices”, says Anja Domnick, Project Officer, Sustainable Tourism Strategy, at the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, “It proves that here in the Wadden Sea World Heritage we are on the right track.” The nominated project PROWAD is a flagship of the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation launched in 2011 and funded by the EU via the INTERREG IV B North Sea Program. The project connected representatives from nature conservation organizations, governments, the tourism sector and NGOs across Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, in joint efforts towards achieving sustainable tourism. In the course of five years about 1,000 stakeholders were involved and a solid transnational network was established that provides the framework for implementing a joint strategy for “Sustainable Tourism in the Wadden Sea World Heritage Destination”.

The exact placement of the Wadden Sea project and a list of all the awarded solutions in the Top 10 will be published by Green Destinations shortly.

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