The Tønder Ministerial Council Declaration has been signed by the trilateral Governments at the 12th Trilateral Governmental Conference on the Protection of the Wadden Sea in Tønder on 5 February 2014. ... [more]
+++ Update from 21.11.2014 +++ 1578 severely sick or dead harbour seals were found at the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein to date, ... [more]
Kees Dijkema provides habitat maps including GIS data of the Wadden Sea from the 1970th. From his childhood on Kees Dijkema has been intrigued by the Wadden Sea. ... [more]


  • The 12th Trilateral Danish-German-Dutch Government Conference on the Protection of the Wadden Sea was held in the town of Tønder, Denmark on 4-5 February 2014.
  • Synopsis with a comprehensive overview about the existing vegetation types of salt marshes and dunes in the Wadden Sea region by the expert group Salt Marsh & Dunes of the Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Programme (TMAP).
  • Trends are shown for the international Wadden Sea, The Netherlands, Niedersachsen, Schleswig-Holstein, and Denmark. For the first time summary trends according to the indicators food, feeding habitats, breeding and wintering range were calculated. Wadden Sea Ecosystem No. 31. Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
  • In the past almost all the West European Shelducks moulted in the German part of the Wadden Sea, where they have been systematically counted, and reached up to 200,000 birds since the late 1980s. In the last years about a quarter of the moulting Shelducks in the Wadden Sea shifted from the German to the Dutch part of the Wadden Sea for yet unknown reasons. In order to conduct a systematic monitoring of the Shelduck, which is a Natura 2000 species, in addition to German counts the presented study recommends trilaterally harmonized counts also in the Wadden Sea in the Netherlands and Denmark, if possible, combined with summer counts of (moulting) Eider.
  • The decrease of 2/3 relevant breeding bird species in the Wadden Sea was the reason why bird experts and conservation managers of Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands came together at the international Wadden Sea workshop “Breeding Birds in Trouble” in Wilhelmshaven on 18 April 2013. The workshop aimed to identify the most pressing issues, discuss causes and to offer possible strategies.
  • Published by Waddenacademie. Karsten Reise delivered a keynote lecture entitled ‘Turning tides: A natural history of the Wadden Sea’ at the 13th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium held on 21 November 2012 in Leeuwarden. This publication gives a brief summary of the knowledge Reise has acquired during his scientific career. The preface was written by Jens Enemark, Secretary of the CWSS.
  • The Dutch Wadden Academy and the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat have published the brochure ”The Wadden Sea Region. A World Class Cultural Landscape”. The booklet is a summary of an analysis which was made earlier on how significant the cultural landscape of the Wadden Sea Region is compared to similar areas around the world. The conclusion of the analysis is that the landscape and cultural heritage is unparalleled world wide. The analysis is now made available to a broader audience through this attractive and abundantly illustrated booklet.
  • Wadden Sea Ecosystem No.30 Trend, Phenology, Distribution and Climate Aspects.
  • Report on the Pilot Study 2008 – 2010.
  • Quality Status Report. Wim J. Wolff, Jan P. Bakker, Karsten Laursen, Karsten Reise, 2010. The Wadden Sea Quality Status Report - Synthesis Report 2010. Wadden Sea Ecosystem No. 29. Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Wilhelmshaven, Germany, page 25 - 74.
  • Wadden Sea Ecosystem No. 29 - 2010. Karsten Reise, Martin Baptist, Peter Burbridge, Norbert Dankers, Ludwig Fischer, Burghard Flemming, Albert P. Oost, Cor Smit, 2010. Wadden Sea Ecosystem No. 29. Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
  • Wadden Sea Ecosystem No. 28 CPSL Third Report. The role of spatial planning and sediment in coastal risk management.
  • 11th Trilateral Governmental Conference on the Protection of the Wadden Sea
  • The Trilateral Wadden Sea Plan (WSP) is the common policy and management plan for the protection and sustainable management of the Wadden Sea Area. It is also the common management plan for the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site. A unique and basic feature of the Wadden Sea Plan is that it aims at achieving the full scala of habitats, which belong to a natural and dynamic Wadden Sea.
  • Wadden Sea Ecosystem No. 27 - 2009.
  • Wadden Sea Ecosystem No. 26 - 2010. Proceedings of the 12th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium, 30 March - 3 April 2009 in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
  • Wadden Sea Ecosystem No. 25 - 2009. Marencic, H. & de Vlas, J. (Eds), 2009. Quality Status Report 2009. Wadden Sea Ecosystem 25. Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Group, Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
  • Wadden Sea Ecosystem No. 23 - 2007. Proceedings of the International Workshop on 31 August 2006 in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
  • The brochure explains the project via providing a background, aims, content and outcomes of this endeavour, and also touches on the new working relationship with The Wash area of the UK.
  • Project LancewadPlan 2004 - 2007. A draft integrated strategy to preserve, maintain and develop the cultural landscape and heritage in the Wadden Sea Region. Elaborated by the project LancewadPlan (Integrated Landscape and Cultural Heritage Management and Development Plan for the Wadden Sea Region) co-fi nanced by the EU Interreg IIIB North Sea Programme