News – latest Wadden Sea stories
High schoolers present their climate action projects for World Heritage
In the school year 2022-2023, in the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site, students from from Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands learned about the challenges climate change poses on the Wadden Sea and developed their own projects.
New compilation presents rich overview of dark sky offers in the Wadden Sea
Visitor centres, private tour guides, and scientific organisations, and initiatives throughout the Wadden Sea provide an increasing choice of nighttime experiences for all ages.
Wadden Sea educators celebrate 20 years of IWSS networking
On 8-10 November 2023, the representatives of more than 20 visitor centres and the Wadden Sea Youth met on the East Frisian Island of Norderney for their annual trilateral workshop.
New book highlights 50 years of East Atlantic Flyway Conservation and Research
In April 2023, a group of renowned researchers from nine countries met on the Wadden Sea Hallig Langeneß for the “East Atlantic Flyway Week”, organised by LT&C, WWF, and Schutzstation Wattenmeer.
Harbour seal counts in the Wadden Sea show decrease third year in a row
The yearly pup counts of 2023 revealed a 10% increase in pup numbers, while the yearly count of all harbour seals during the moult decreased by 4% compared to 2022.
Marine World Heritage site managers exchanged know how and practices in Esbjerg
Between 5 and 9 October, over 30 site managers from 23 World Heritage marine Sites met at the fifth edition of the UNESCO World Heritage Marine Managers Conference in Esbjerg, Denmark.
Trilateral cooperation and dark sky activities presented at EUROPARC 2023
Over 400 participants met from 3 to 6 of October in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, for the annual EUROPARC Conference.
Experts discuss how to stop biodiversity loss at international marine conservation conference PMC
The Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS), representing the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation, actively participated in the event.
Flyway Initiative participates in deployment of Rapid Expert Group on Health in The Gambia’s fight against avian flu
In early 2023, a large outbreak of the or avian flu was documented in West Africa. In The Gambia, more than 7,500 waterbirds have died around coastal nature reserves.
Wadden Sea represented at 5th World Heritage Site Managers’ Forum
Themed "Managing World Heritage for the Next 50 Years", the event aimed to empower and create new opportunities for site managers by sharing their personal knowledge and expanding their networks and experiences at an international level.
TWSC Statement on the UNESCO State of conservation of the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site
The Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation of Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands supported by the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat is preparing a joint report to address the World Heritage Committee’s requests and to respond to the raised concerns.