News

24. January 2014
Since 2009, the Wadden Sea countries and Korea have been cooperating to enhance awareness for the protection of tidal flat ecosystems worldwide. ... [more]
22. January 2014
In the weekend of 18/19 January a comprehensive bird count along the East Atlantic Flyway, the migratory path of waterfowl between the Arctic and South Africa, has started. In the coming weeks about 1,500 people in 30 countries will count many millions of waterfowl. ... [more]
08. November 2013
2013 was again a record-breaking year for Harbour seals in the Wadden Sea. The greatest number of Harbour seals, since the beginning of the Wadden Sea-wide seal count in 1975, were counted, informs the Trilateral Seal Expert Group (TSEG), consisting of experts from the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. ... [more]
31. October 2013
Managers from over 40 marine World Heritage sites meet in Ajaccio, Corsica, on 18-20 October. As follow-up of the meeting on Hawaii in 2010, this was the second time that the UNESCO World Heritage Marine Programme has invited site managers to exchange experiences from sites representing the “Crown Jewels of the Ocean”. ... [more]
08. October 2013
On 4 October the new visitor centre Kweldercentrum Noarderleech in Noard-Fryslân Bûtendyks near the village of Hallum in the province of Fryslan, the Netherlands, was opened by the member of the provincial executive Tineke Schokker-Strampel, who is also a member of the Wadden Sea Board. ... [more]
20. September 2013
The Joint Monitoring of Migratory Birds (JMMB) Group presents 24- and 10-year trends on 34 migratory bird species until 2010/2011. Trends are shown for the international Wadden Sea, The Netherlands, Niedersachsen, Schleswig-Holstein, and Denmark. ... [more]
30. August 2013
This year’s Wadden Sea Day was dedicated to the fascinating topic of salt marshes. Over 80 scientists, managers, policy makers and other Wadden Sea stakeholders participated in the conference to discuss challenges and prospects for the future of this indispensable part of the Wadden Sea ecosystem. ... [more]
23. August 2013
Today two experts from IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Dr. Oliver Avramovski from Macedonia and Dr. Wendy Strahm from Switzerland, completed a one-week journey – the field mission – during which they visited parts of the Wadden Sea that are nominated for an extension of the Wadden Sea World Heritage. ... [more]
08. July 2013
In the past almost all the West European Shelducks moulted in the German part of the Wadden Sea, where they have been systematically counted and reached up to 200,000 birds since the late 1980s. In the last years about a quarter of the moulting Shelducks in the Wadden Sea shifted from the German to the Dutch part ... [more]
25. June 2013
The first summer issue of the Wadden Sea Newsletter puts the following themes in focus: ... [more]

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