In January 2020 the third Total Count of the East Atlantic Flyway was organized. The now published compilation of national reports gives a first overview of the bird numbers counted in 32 countries along the Flyway.
Im August 2020 wurden im dänisch-niederländisch-deutschen Wattenmeer und auf Helgoland 28.352 Seehunde gezählt. Dies ist der bisher höchste gemessene Wert seit 1975.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the ISWSS15 will now take place on 30 November to 3 December 2021.
On 16 October 1990, 30 years ago today, the Agreement on the Conservation of Seals in the Wadden Sea, or Wadden Sea Seals Agreement (WSSA), was signed.
On 15 September 2020, the “Trilateral Programming Committee – Wadden Sea Research”, or TPC-WSR, met for the first time in a hybrid meeting in Hamburg (physical & online).
In the framework of the Swimway Vision and Action Programme, the ad-hoc Working Group SWIMWAY and CWSS have now published an overview of existing programmes.
The 2020 spring count of moulting grey seals in the Wadden Sea shows an increase of numbers in comparison to the previous year.