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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. The inscription is welcome news, especially after the suggested deferral by IUCN earlier this summer.
The third webinar working towards a trilateral Community of Understanding for sediment solutions was held in June.
The 2020-2021 counts show a steady increase in the number of grey seals in the Wadden Sea.
26 June- this time 12 years ago, the Wadden Sea was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Since then, local events have been held to commemorate the inscription and celebrate together.
These annual events are an important part of bringing awareness of the special status of the Wadden Sea to all residents and visitors in the Danish, German, and Dutch Wadden Sea.
Swiss watchmaker Oris launched its ode to the Wadden Sea, Dat Watt, a professional diving watch on May 18.
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).
“A Darker Sky in the Wadden Sea Region” webinar on 23 April 2021. The webinar is mainly organised by the PRW with the support of the WSF. Furthermore, it is a trilateral initiative under the umbrella of the Trilateral World Heritage Partnership Hub.