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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Please note that this file is no longer being updated.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.

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.

2nd September, 2021

Wadden Sea Day: International cooperation is key to protecting vital Flyway ecosystems.

Global cooperation for migratory bird conservation was the theme of this year's Wadden Sea Day, held at the Atlantic Hotel in Wilhelmshaven on Thursday 26th August, with a focus on the "Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative" (WSFI).

 

13th August, 2021

East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum 2021

18-19 & 25-26 September, 2021 are the dates for the East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum - an online event for young people to engage in conservation of wetlands and migratory waterbirds

3rd August, 2021

The Wadden Sea as a global best practice for transnational conservation

Bernard Baerends, executive secretary of the CWSS, was invited to give a brief talk on the importance of international cooperation when it comes to nature conservation, at an online side event at the 44th UNESCO World Heritage Committee Meeting, in Fuzhou China. This 44th session takes place from 16 – 31 July 2021.

27th July, 2021

Getbol Korean Tidal Flats, Republic of Korea, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

The 44th World Heritage Committee, meeting in Fuzhou, China, have inscribed the Getbol, Korean Tidal Flats on the World Heritage List, in recognition of its Outstanding Universal Value for migratory waterbirds as one of the world’s most significant wetland ecosystems.

20th July, 2021

Third webinar on Sediment Solutions

The third webinar working towards a trilateral Community of Understanding for sediment solutions was held in June.

12th July, 2021

2020-2021 Wadden Sea grey seal report: counts show continued growth.

The 2020-2021 counts show a steady increase in the number of grey seals in the Wadden Sea.