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19th January, 2022

Simultaneous waterbird counts along the East Atlantic Flyway presently conducted

During the January weekends, you will dedicated ornithologists along the coastline of the East Atlantic Flyway, counting the waterbirds present in their specific area.

8th December, 2021

UNESCO stelt vragen over gasboringen onder Nederlandse Waddenzee

UNESCO heeft een brief gestuurd aan de Nederlandse regering met een verzoek om informatie met betrekking tot de voorgenomen gaswinning Ternaard en de aanlanding van Wind op Zee ten noorden van de Wadden.

19th November, 2021

UNESCO calls for substantial investment in science to protect marine World Heritage against climate impact

A new report, Ocean Science Roadmap for UNESCO Marine World Heritage, reveals that three quarters of marine World Heritage sites are unprepared for the impacts of climate change, because of a lack of scientific knowledge.

2nd December, 2021

Forschende sehen Weltnaturerbe Wattenmeer durch den Klimawandel ernsthaft bedroht

Internationales Wissenschaftssymposium spricht Empfehlungen zum Schutz von Ökosystem und Biodiversität aus

26th November, 2021

Expert Group Salt Marshes and Dunes sights Marconi salt marshes

During their last meeting in October 2021, the members of the Expert Group Salt Marshes and Dunes visited the Marconi salt marshes, a salt marsh development project by Bioshape in the Netherlands.

1st November, 2021

Harbour seal population size in the Wadden Sea plateaus close to the level it was in 1900

Thirty years after the implementation of the Wadden Sea Seal Agreement, the population of harbour seals in the Wadden Sea, has increased five-fold and is assumed to have reached the same level as estimated in 1900.

10th November, 2021

Bird influenza among migratory birds on the rise in the Wadden Sea

Since October, multiple cases of bird flu have been reported in the Wadden Sea. Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands all confirmed that the highly pathogenic bird flu virus HPAI has been identified in dead migratory birds found within the Wadden Sea.

1st October, 2021

A conservation success story: 30 years of the Wadden Sea Seal Agreement – a milestone for the remarkable recovery of the Wadden Sea harbour seal population.

30 years ago, on the 1st of October 1991, the Agreement on the Conservation of Seals in the Wadden Sea (Wadden Sea Seal Agreement/WSSA)) entered into force and became the first international, legally binding agreement under the auspices of the UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals - established in the year 1979.

29th September, 2021

Quality Assessment Meeting discusses tracking breeding success of arctic waders

The Wadden Sea is well known for the large flocks of birds that visit the area during the annual migration to and from the Arctic. In recent years, there has been increased concern about these Arctic travellers due to the impact of changing climatic conditions in the Arctic.