Do we need limits for tourism growth in the Wadden Sea World Heritage? And if so: where could they be and who should set them? The Wadden Sea Tourism Radar webinar on 28 October provides answers to these topical questions. The webinar has an English and a German part: The German session will be held from 10 to 11.00 CEST, the English session from 12-13.00 CEST.
In the framework of the Interreg project PROWAD Link and in cooperation with the Tourism Research Institute NIT, the World Wide Funds For Nature (WWF) developed the "Wadden Sea Tourism Radar" - a guideline that supports tourism communities in the Wadden Sea World Heritage Area in making their tourism development more sustainable by identifying undesirable developments at an early stage. Based on defined criteria, the radar asks whether the current tourism activities at the study site negatively affect the quality of life for people, animals and plants and endanger those values for which the Wadden Sea has been recognised as a World Heritage Site. If this is the case, the degree of impairment is determined and appropriate measures are agreed to return to a healthy and sustainable level. The radar has already been tested on Borkum, Ameland and in St. Peter-Ording and is now available for use in other locations.
In this webinar, we will first briefly present the background against which the Wadden Sea Tourism Radar was developed, its objectives and how it is applied. At the English session, the introduction is followed by Sjon de Haan (Wadden Sea World Heritage Coordinator, Ameland), who will talk with us about first experiences with the application of the method on the island of Ameland. At the German session, Göran Sell (Nordseeheilbad Borkum GmbH) and Sebastian Rischen (Stabsstelle Nachhaltigkeit & Naturerlebnis bei der Tourismus-Zentrale St. Peter-Ording) are invited guest speakers. During the webinar there is the possibility to ask written questions, which will be answered directly if possible.
Presentation and moderation:
Anja Szczesinski (WWF) and Wolfgang Günther (NIT)
German session: Göran Sell (Nordseeheilbad Borkum GmbH) and Sebastian Rischen (Stabsstelle Nachhaltigkeit & Naturerlebnis bei der Tourismus-Zentrale St. Peter-Ording)
English session: Sjon de Haan (Wadden Sea World Heritage Coordinator, Ameland)
The PROWAD Link event is organised by WWF together with the Tourismus-Agentur Nordsee (TANO), the Nordsee Tourismus Service (NTS), the Wadden Sea National Park Authorities of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, and the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat.
Please register until 27 October, 12.00 CEST, using the form below: