On 15 September 2019 Bernard Baerends took up his post as the new Executive Secretary to the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) in Wilhelmshaven.
Vertretung des Landes Schleswig-Holstein beim Bund, Berlin (D)
“Only those who know, understand and appreciate the Wadden Sea can protect this World Heritage site.” This statement was the core of this year’s Wadden Sea Day.
The newly granted project Waddentools – Swimway Waddenzee directly derives from the trilateral Swimway Action Programme.
The Wadden Sea Board endorsed a SWIMWAY Action Programme, through which activities will be taken such as the identification of population bottlenecks and the translation of this knowledge into effective management and conservation measures.
The recently published brochure "Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative: Linking the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site with tropical wetlands and the Arctic tundra" gives an overview about results of the flyway monitoring within the Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative.
In 2018-2019, 6,538 individuals were counted in the Danish-Dutch-German Wadden Sea and Helgoland.
To celebrate this anniversary the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation (TWSC) and its partners organised a transboundary bike rally from Denmark and the Netherlands to Wilhelmshaven.
The Wadden Sea community has taken another milestone to deepen its cooperation.