Wadden Sea Tourism Radar
Recognising boundaries – preserving values: Developing sustainable tourism for the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site
A guideline for destinations
The Wadden Sea Tourism Radar presented in this report introduces a method that helps destinations to recognise in good time when and in which area this limit is being reached. The Radar is an instrument that can be used to determine, along defined criteria, whether current tourism activities at the destination are negatively affecting the environment for people, animals and plants, and whether they are threatening the values for which the Wadden Sea has been recognised as a World Heritage Site. If this is the case, the degree of impairment is determined and appropriate measures are agreed upon to return to a healthy level. In this way, the Wadden Sea Tourism Radar can and should serve as a navigation aid on the road to sustainability in tourism.
The Wadden Sea Tourism Radar was developed in the framework of the Interreg Vb PROWAD Link project and was funded by the European Regional Development Fund as well as the Bingo! project funding and the Tourism Cluster Schleswig-Holstein.