With a 13-percent increase of counted individuals since 2017 and a steady growth for more than ten years, the grey seal has re-established a stable stock in the Wadden Sea area.
The Interreg NSR project 'Building with Nature' submitted a short video for the video competition of the Interreg North Sea Region Programme. From ten entries this video was chosen as the winner.
On 18 May, the Wadden Sea ministers adopted the Leeuwarden Declaration at the 13th Trilateral Wadden Sea Conference.
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.
On 20 April 2018, the 24th meeting of the Wadden Sea Board was held (WSB 24).
Sjon de Haan and Joke Pouliart from the Wadden Sea took part in the international workshop on "Building brand value for Marine Protected Areas with local communities" in Seoul, Korea.