All of us here at the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat would like to take this opportunity to send you and yours Season´s Greetings and our best wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
In November and December 2022 two workshops on nature- and climate-friendly ferries took place in Leer and Oldenburg (Lower Saxony). Experts and stakeholders from the national park authority, environmental NGOs, water police, academia, tourism, as well as commercial and recreational shipping came together to discuss sustainable ferries in the Wadden Sea.
The nocturnal Wadden landscape has served as a source of inspiration for storytellers for centuries.
Theaterkerk Nes, Dongeradeel (NL)
During the Day of the Wadden Sea (Dag van het wad) on 25 June the first Dutch "ambassadeurs" of the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site were honoured.
On 24-26 June 2022, the first Wadden Sea March (Waddenmars) was held in the Netherlands. Nearly 30 young adults participated in this unique event in the Dutch Wadden Sea area.
On 12-13 May 2022, the Omgevingsberaad Waddenzee (OBW) made a study visit to Lower Saxony in preparation for the Trilateral Governmental Conference.
On 14 April, Mayor Caroline van de Pol of Terschelling presented a World Heritage badge to three voluntary rangers.
A new scientific literature review looks at the known effect of artificial light at night on organisms and ecosystems in the Wadden Sea or similar habitats.