News – latest Wadden Sea stories
CWSS's partnership with Oris supports WattenMeerCamp 2022
As part of the partnership between the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) and Swiss watch manufacturer Oris, the collaboration’s annual event themed “Change for the better” will take place in Harlesiel, Lower Saxony, in mid-August.
New Interreg North Sea project to set up a light pollution measuring network approved
The overall objective of this small-scale project is to develop a light pollution monitoring network within the Wadden Sea area that combines different measurement methods to achieve reliable results.
Bird flu causes devastating losses among sandwich terns in the Wadden Sea
The extensive number of adult sandwich terns which died during the recent outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) can have large-scale consequences for the development of the sandwich tern population in Northwest-Europe.
Fundraising focus of Second East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum
The 2nd East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum (EAFYF) took place on 9 and 10 July 2022 and focused on building youth capacity in project development and writing grant proposals.
Workshop evaluates trilateral cooperation between ports and green NGOs
On 29 June 2022, some Partnership Hub Shipping Project partners, in collaboration with the Wadden Seaports, organized an online workshop with representatives of ports and eNGOs from Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.
Danish Centre for Wadden Sea Research established
In June 2022, Aarhus University took the initiative to establish the Danish Centre for Wadden Sea Research under the auspices of the Department of Ecoscience.
Wadden Sea wide counts: Long-term growth in grey seal numbers may be slowing down
Since their recolonization of the Wadden Sea in the mid 20th-century, the grey seal population has considerably increased.
Dutch Wadden Sea World Heritage partner programme honours its first "Ambassadeurs"
During the Day of the Wadden Sea (Dag van het wad) on 25 June the first Dutch "ambassadeurs" of the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site were honoured.
Common Wadden Sea Secretariat presents Wadden Sea issues at UN Ocean Conference
On 27 June 2022, Bernard Baerends, CWSS Executive Secretary, delivered a keynote at the High-Level Symposium on Water at the 2nd UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.
Waddenmars 2022: Dutch youth marches for Wadden Sea issues
On 24-26 June 2022, the first Wadden Sea March (Waddenmars) was held in the Netherlands. Nearly 30 young adults participated in this unique event in the Dutch Wadden Sea area.
CWSS participates in international scientific workshop at Banc d’Arguin National Park
The workshop with focus on geomorphological processes and biological changes at the Bellaât Lagoon was organised by CWSS’s partner the Parque National du Banc d’Arguin (PNBA).
Transnational visitor survey highlights the importance of protected nature to Wadden Sea guests
In 2020-2021, a visitor survey covering the entire destination of the Wadden Sea World Heritage in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands was conducted. Its output shows that over 90 percent of guests know that the Wadden Sea is designated as World Heritage site.