At the 14th Trilateral Governmental Conference, held in Wilhelmshaven on 28-30 November 2022, five new partner organisations signed the Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative vision.
The Trilateral Governmental Conference is a quadrennial meeting of the members of the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation to map their course for the subsequent years until the next conference.
With the establishment of the Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative (WSFI) in 2012, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands recognized their specific responsibility to contribute to conserving migratory waterbirds along the entire flyway.
Every three to four years, national and regional authorities, scientific institutions, and environmental NGOs engage in topics of paramount importance for the protection of the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site.
The first anniversary of the “Getbol, Korean Tidal Flat” World Heritage Site, inscribed on the list in June 2021, was celebrated with an international symposium at the Suncheon Bay.
Once per year, the members of the Expert Group Salt Marshes and Dunes (EG-SMD) meet to discuss the newest research conducted and management measures taken in relation to different habitats in the Wadden Sea.
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) often lack access to business tools that could help them enhance their sustainability. This is especially true in business ecosystems where interactions, access to knowledge and exchange, happen on a (s)lower scale, such as in the Wadden Sea protected areas region.
On 1 to 3 November 2022, the last partner meeting for the project, which will be concluded with the end of 2022, took place on the Wadden Sea Island of Sylt.
From 2 to 3 November 2022, 16 trilateral experts held a workshop on “subtidal habitats” in the framework of the Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Programme (TMAP) in Büsum, Germany.
“Young Climate Action for World Heritage” is a youth project combining the topics UNESCO World Heritage and climate change with a focus on sustainable action.
On 27 October 2022, an evaluation workshop organised by the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park Authority took place with regional stakeholders.
With the foundation of the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) in 1987 by Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands, 35 years ago, an institutionalised structure began to form. A team of two, who began on 1 November 1987, has since grown to a team of nine.