The 2020 spring count of moulting grey seals in the Wadden Sea shows an increase of numbers in comparison to the previous year.
The Dutch organisation Programma naar een Rijke Waddenzee has commissioned the Wadden Academy to map out what this means for birds using the East Atlantic Flyway.
Seals experts in the Wadden Sea World Heritage are currently facing perfect weather conditions for the second phase of their annual grey seal counts.
The proposed programme will support migratory birds and people living in 13 countries along the flyway against risks of climate related impacts.
The Wadden Sea World Heritage site is being affected by climate change. The extent, however, is as yet unclear.
The coordinated work of 36 countries from the Arctic to Southern Africa will enable understanding of migratory waterbirds status for better conservation.