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.
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.
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.
From 23 to 25 May, the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) took part at the North Sea Region Conference which was held in the city of Bruges, Belgium.
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.
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.
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.
In an effort to gain insights on perceptions about the Wadden Sea World Heritage Brand, a Brand Audit to record the status quo is being conducted.
Seit ihrer Wiederbesiedlung des Wattenmeeres Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts hat die Kegelrobbenbestände erheblich zugenommen.