Wadden Sea Day 2020 on Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative postponed to autumn

Traditionally held at the last Thursday of August, due to COVID-19 the Wadden Sea Day 2020 will take place in autumn this year. The organisers, the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park Authority & Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, have decided to move the event entirely instead of holding it online due to its unique networking character, which would be lost otherwise. A 2-minute-survey gives interested parties to opportunity to weigh in on the new date. At the original date, on 27 August 2020, there will be a special online event. Details will be announced at a later stage.

The 2020 Wadden Sea Day will focus on the achievements of the Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative since it was launched in 2012, its role in international conservation, and the state of bird populations on the East-Atlantic Flyway. Most importantly, views from scientific and conservation projects along the flyway together with future perspectives for the Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative will be discussed.

The designation as World Heritage site by UNESCO is a recognition of the Wadden Sea’s crucial importance and responsibility for the conservation of migratory birds on a global scale. Upon request by UNESCO, the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation (TWSC) aims to strengthen cooperation on management and research activities with States Parties on the African Eurasian Flyways, which play a significant role in conserving migratory species along these flyways.

Invited are policy-makers, conservation managers, scientists and non-governmental organizations working in the field.

If you have further questions, please contact Susanne Berndt via e-mail or phone (+49 4421 911101).