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30th March, 2017

19th meeting of the Wadden Sea Board in Wilhelmshaven (DE)

The 19th meeting of the Wadden Sea Board (WSB 19) took place at the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, on 24 March 2017.

10th February, 2017

Representatives of the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation visit Danish Wadden Sea municipalities

At the end of January 2017, the municipalities of Varde, Esbjerg, Fanø and Tønder welcomed Co Verdaas, Chairman of the Wadden Sea Board, Rüdiger Strempel, CWSS Executive Secretary and CWSS Communications Officer Annika Bostelmann to the Danish Wadden Sea.

21st December, 2016

CWSS co-organizes conference on perspectives of transboundary cooperation in World Heritage

On 12 and 13 December 2016 a conference on “Perspectives of transboundary cooperation in World Heritage” took place at the Representation of the State of Hesse in Berlin.

19th December, 2016

Seal counts 2016: harbour seal population may have reached carrying capacity

The population of harbour seals in the Wadden Sea area remained largely stable in 2016. Experts assume that a slight decrease in numbers may be a signal that the overall population in the area has reached its carrying capacity.

16th October, 2017

60 experts discuss means of climate change adaption at workshop in Wilhelmshaven (DE)

In cooperation with the Task Group Climate of the Wadden Sea Board, the EU Interreg NSR project “Building with Nature” held a two-day workshop on best practices beyond the region in climate change adaptation.

20th October, 2017

20th Anniversary of the Wadden Sea Plan

On 22 October 1997, at the 8th Ministerial Conference in Stade, Germany, the three Wadden Sea States Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands adopted the Wadden Sea Plan, the common policy and management plan for the protection and sustainable management of the Wadden Sea Area.

8th November, 2017

Common Wadden Sea Secretariat at UNFCCC COP23

The Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) used the opportunity of COP23 and organized a side event titled “Collaboration in Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation” on 7 November 2017 at the conference grounds.

9th November, 2017

Seal counts 2017: Harbour seal pup count reaches all-time high; overall population stagnates

During the 2017 aerial surveys for harbour seal counts, the number of newborn harbour seal pups in the Wadden Sea registered was the highest since the first surveys in 1975.

22nd November, 2017

21st meeting of the Wadden Sea Board in Vester Vedsted (DK)

On 17 November 2017, the three national delegations of Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands as well as advisors from the Wadden Sea Forum and the NGOs Waddenvereniging and WWF met for the 21st meeting of the Wadden Sea Board.

23rd January, 2018

Quality Status Report 2017 gives multi-faceted analysis of the Wadden Sea

Geomorphology and climate, habitats and communities, species, human activities, and pollution of the Wadden Sea are the main areas of analysis in the Quality Status Report 2017 (QSR).