More than 100 dead harbour porpoises have washed up on the beaches of the Dutch Wadden Sea islands of Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland and Schiermonnikoog in the last week, as reported by the University of Utrecht.
Global cooperation for migratory bird conservation was the theme of this year's Wadden Sea Day, held at the Atlantic Hotel in Wilhelmshaven on Thursday 26th August, with a focus on the "Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative" (WSFI).
Bernard Baerends, executive secretary of the CWSS, was invited to give a brief talk on the importance of international cooperation when it comes to nature conservation, at an online side event at the 44th UNESCO World Heritage Committee Meeting, in Fuzhou China. This 44th session takes place from 16 – 31 July 2021.
The 44th World Heritage Committee, meeting in Fuzhou, China, have inscribed the Getbol, Korean Tidal Flats on the World Heritage List, in recognition of its Outstanding Universal Value for migratory waterbirds as one of the world’s most significant wetland ecosystems.
26 June- this time 12 years ago, the Wadden Sea was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In het weekend van 26 juni staan de Natuur en Milieufederaties van Groningen, Friesland en Noord-Holland, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen en Visit Wadden stil bij de 12e verjaardag van de UNESCO Werelderfgoed status van de Waddenzee.
Wadden Sea National Park, Denmark
The excellent work, in support of education, carried out by the members of the International Wadden Sea School in the past 17 years was highlighted as part of this side event which was co-organised between Germany and South Korea.
The webinar examined the many aspects of preserving darkness in the Wadden Sea region, not least the conservation benefits. The event is the result of a close collaboration between the trilateral Partnership Hub and the Programme towards a rich Wadden Sea (PRW).
WG-Swimway and invited guests drafted a policy statement based on existing guidelines and regulations with a direct link to the Trilateral Fish Targets at European level and how these have been implemented per country and trying to analyse their contribution to the realization of these targets.