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11th February, 2021

Overview: Regional regulation and activities in the Wadden Sea World Heritage Destination during COVID-19

Please note that this file is no longer being updated. Last update: 11 February 2021.

1st October, 2021

A conservation success story: 30 years of the Wadden Sea Seal Agreement – a milestone for the remarkable recovery of the Wadden Sea harbour seal population.

30 years ago, on the 1st of October 1991, the Agreement on the Conservation of Seals in the Wadden Sea (Wadden Sea Seal Agreement/WSSA)) entered into force and became the first international, legally binding agreement under the auspices of the UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals - established in the year 1979.

1st October, 2021

A truly international youth event for wetland and waterbird conservation.

During two weekends in September, the first ever East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum took place. 79 enthusiastic young conservationists from 34 countries had signed up for the event to discuss the role and importance of youth engagement in flyway conservation.

30th September, 2021

UPDATE 15th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium

The 15th International Scientic Wadden Sea Symposium will be held as an in person event in Büsum, Schleswig-Holstein (D) on 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2021

23rd September, 2021

Successful weekend of marine litter picking and sustainability with Oris in the Dutch Wadden Sea

As part of the collaboration with the Swiss watch maker Oris, and in celebration of World Clean Up Day, this weekend saw specially invited guests spend two days in the Dutch Wadden Sea in order to pick marine litter and learn more about local efforts to make the Wadden Sea more sustainable

29th September, 2021

Quality Assessment Meeting discusses tracking breeding success of arctic waders

The Wadden Sea is well known for the large flocks of birds that visit the area during the annual migration to and from the Arctic. In recent years, there has been increased concern about these Arctic travellers due to the impact of changing climatic conditions in the Arctic.

22nd September, 2021

Wadden Sea ecology in focus at the Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene 58 Conference.

The Wadden Sea was recognised with a dedicated session during the conference ECSA 58 - EMECS 13: Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene – Structure, functions, services and management which took place as an online event from September 6 to 9, 2021.

17th September, 2021

Change for the Better at Wadden Sea World Heritage with Oris

As part of the collaboration on the beautiful, limited edition Dat Watt diving watch, Oris and the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat have arranged a series of unique annual events aimed at showing how we can bring change for the better and help to protect the Wadden Sea.

3rd September, 2021

More than 100 dead harbour porpoises stranded in the Dutch Wadden Sea.

More than 100 dead harbour porpoises have washed up on the beaches of the Dutch Wadden Sea islands of Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland and Schiermonnikoog in the last week, as reported by the University of Utrecht.