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  • Title: Home | The Trilateral Cooperation on the Protection of the Wadden Sea
    Descriptive info: .. Jump to navigation.. About us.. About the Wadden Sea.. About the Cooperation.. Organisational Structure.. Common Wadden Sea Secretariat.. International Partnerships.. Management.. Wadden Sea Plan 2010.. Seal Management.. Climate Change.. Alien Species.. Fisheries.. Shipping - Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA).. Landscape and Culture.. The Wadden Sea Forum.. Projects.. Monitoring-TMAP.. About TMAP.. TMAP Results - QSR.. Topics.. Manual Guidelines.. TMAP Databases.. News Service.. News Archive.. Publications.. Trilateral Meetings.. Wadden Sea Newsletter.. Wadden Sea Day 2013 - Salt Marshes.. Although throughout.. most of the.. Wadden Sea World Heritage area natural processes are running undisturbed to this day, the salt marshes have not been always looking like they look today.. The current shape of the mainland salt marshes has strongly been determined by.. [more].. Home.. News.. 23.. 08.. 2013.. IUCN experts on a mission in the Wadden Sea.. Today two experts from IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Dr.. Oliver Avramovski from Macedonia and Dr.. Wendy Strahm from Switzerland, completed a one-week journey – the field mission – during which they visited parts of the Wadden Sea that are nominated for an extension of the Wadden Sea World Heritage.. 08.. 07.. Moulting Shelduck in the Wadden Sea 2010-2012.. 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.. 25.. 06.. The Wadden Sea Newsletter No.. 33 has been published!.. The first summer issue of the Wadden Sea Newsletter puts the following themes in focus:.. News Archive.. 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.. Breeding Birds in Trouble.. 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.. A natural history of the Wadden Sea - Riddled by contingencies.. 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  ...   risk management.. Sylt Declaration 2010.. 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.. Exploring Contrasting Trends of Migratory Waterbirds in the Wadden Sea 2009.. 27 - 2009.. Science for Nature Conservation and Management: the Wadden Sea Ecosystem and EU Directives.. 26 - 2010.. Proceedings of the 12th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium, 30 March - 3 April 2009 in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.. The Wadden Sea Quality Status Report 2009.. 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.. Seriously Declining Trends in Migratory Waterbirds: Causes - Concerns - Consequences.. 23 - 2007.. Proceedings of the International Workshop on 31 August 2006 in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.. LancewadPlan.. The Wadden Sea Region - A living historic landscape.. 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.. LancewadPlan Strategy.. 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.. Wadden Sea World Heritage Site Publications.. This page provides an overview and download possibility for all the documents related to the nomination of the Wadden Sea as a World Heritage site from 2008 to 2013.. Spread of the Pacific Oyster in the Wadden Sea.. Causes and consequences of a successful invasion.. Conclusions and Recommendations from the Trilateral Workshop on Pacific Oyster invasion in the Wadden Sea (22 March 2007).. Interreg IIIB - HARBASINS Project.. Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation - External Evaluation Report 2007.. The Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation has been subject to an external evaluation by Dr.. Mike Moser and Dr.. Andy Brown.. All publications ».. Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative (WSFI).. PROWAD.. Search form.. Search.. -.. A.. +.. Features.. Ministerial Council Declaration.. Wadden Sea Day 2013.. Wadden Sea World Heritage.. Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative.. International Wadden Sea School.. Communication Strategy.. Next Meetings.. Task Group Management (TG-M).. 17.. 09.. Task Group Sustainable Tourism Strategy (TG-STS-10).. 24.. All meetings ».. Most Downloaded.. Sylt Declaration.. Wadden Sea World Heritage Map.. Contact Us.. Common Wadden Sea Secretariat | Virchowstr.. 1 | D-26382 Wilhelmshaven | Germany.. PHONE +49 4421 9108 0 | FAX +49 4421 9108 30 | EMAIL: info [at] waddensea-secretariat _ org.. 1998 - 2013.. Common Wadden Sea.. Scretariat (CWSS).. The information on this.. whole website is subject.. to a.. disclaimer..

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  • Title: About us | The Trilateral Cooperation on the Protection of the Wadden Sea
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  • Title: About the Wadden Sea | The Trilateral Cooperation on the Protection of the Wadden Sea
    Descriptive info: The Wadden Sea - World Wide Unique.. The Wadden Sea is located in the South Eastern part of the North Sea.. It stretches from Den Helder in the south western part along the barrier islands of the Dutch coast, the German Bight and the Danish coast to Blåvandshuk in the north eastern part.. The Wadden Sea is the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats in the world, with natural processes undisturbed throughout most of the area.. It encompasses a multitude of transitional zones between the land, sea and freshwater environment, and is rich in species specially adapted to the demanding environmental conditions.. It is considered one of the most important areas for migratory birds in the world, and is connected to a network of other key sites for migratory birds.. Its importance is not only in the context of the East Atlantic Flyway but also in the critical role it plays in the conservation of African-Eurasian migratory waterbirds.. In the Wadden Sea up to 6.. 1 million birds can be present at the same time, and an average of 10 to12 million birds pass through it each year.. UNESCO World Heritage Site.. The Wadden Sea has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its outstanding  ...   your own eyes, you can see and experience how landscapes were created in the glacial period.. Visit the Wadden Sea World Heritage Website!.. www.. waddensea-worldheritage.. org.. Wadden Sea Diversity - natural forces and dynamics prevail.. The Wadden Sea has its own exceptional manner of showing how nature, plants and animals continually adapt to the daily changing circumstances on the flats.. Where fresh river water mixes with salty seawater and processes such as tides, wind and deposition of sand and mud still occur, you can find plants and animals that have ingeniously adapted.. Thanks to its many faces, the Wadden Sea offers a tremendous variety of plants and animals a place to grow, live, breed, nurse, grow up, moult or rest.. Wadden Sea Wildlife - unique in its variety.. The wealth of life in the Wadden Sea is phenomenal.. Not only do you find lots of permanent residents, there are also lots of visitors.. Every year, at least 10 to 12 million migrating birds make use of the Wadden region.. Around 10,000 different plants and animals can be found living on land or in water.. Such an enormous variety as found in the Wadden Sea exists nowhere else in the world.. Wadden Sea World Heritage Flyer.. Download.. English,.. German,.. Dutch Flyer..

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  • Title: About the Cooperation | The Trilateral Cooperation on the Protection of the Wadden Sea
    Descriptive info: Since 1978, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark have cooperated to protect the Wadden Sea as an ecological entity.. The Guiding Principle of the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation is to “achieve, as far as possible, a natural and sustainable ecosystem in which natural processes proceed in an undisturbed way”.. The Cooperation is based on the “.. Joint Declaration on the Protection of the Wadden Sea.. ”, which was first signed in 1982 and then updated in 2010.. The Joint Declaration is a declaration of intent, and includes the objectives and areas of the cooperation and the institutional and financial arrangements.. For over 30 years, the Cooperation has united partners from politics, nature conservation, science and administration, along with local stakeholders, who together represent an enormous store of knowledge and experience.. It is a world wide unique example of effective transboundary ecosystem-based collaboration in order to conserve a World Heritage site.. The Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation:.. protects and conserves the  ...   the protection of the Wadden Sea through awareness-raising activities and environmental education.. secures the sustainable development of the Wadden Sea with respect to its natural and cultural values.. In 2012 the.. for the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation has been developed with the participation of the Cooperation stakeholders.. The Communication Guidelines can be downloaded here:.. English.. ,.. German.. Wadden Sea Area.. The geographical basis for the Cooperation is the Wadden Sea Area.. It covers the tidal area, the barrier islands, and an offshore area and the main estuaries of the Ems, Weser and Elbe.. The Wadden Sea Area comprises an area of 14, 950 km².. The Wadden Sea Conservation Area comprises the Dutch and Danish Wadden Sea Nature Reserves and the German Wadden Sea National Parks.. The Conservation Area covers an area of.. 11,950.. km².. Impacts which may arise outside the Wadden Sea Area will be addressed as necessary.. Tags:.. Trilateral Cooperation.. Downloads:.. Wadden Sea Map.. Downloads.. the_wadden_sea_area.. pdf.. sylt-md-complete-final-11-02-08-web..

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  • Title: Organisational Structure | The Trilateral Cooperation on the Protection of the Wadden Sea
    Descriptive info: The Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation comprises of two levels of decision making, the.. Council of Ministers.. and the.. Wadden Sea Board.. The Council of Ministers.. The Trilateral Wadden Sea Governmental Council gathers the ministers responsible for Wadden Sea affairs from the three countries every three years.. At the conference they discuss Wadden Sea matters, and provide political leadership, harmonisation and decision-making between the three governments.. The Wadden Sea Governmental Conferences.. The Council meetings are held within the context of the Wadden Sea Conferences.. The Conferences are a forum for stakeholders from the whole Wadden Sea Region aimed to inform policy-making and the Cooperation in its work.. 2010 11th Wadden Sea Conference Westerland / Sylt.. Revised Wadden Sea Plan 2010, Joint Declaration 2010, new Governance Structure.. Download Conference Documents:.. Ministerial Council Declaration (in English, Deutsch, Nederlands, Dansk).. 2010 Joint Declaration on the Protection of the Wadden Sea.. 2010 Governance Arrangements Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation.. Summary Record Ministerial Council.. The Conference.. The signing of the joint.. by Parliamentary State Secretary Ursula Heinen-Esser of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Germany, chair of the Conference; Karen Ellemann, Minister of Environment, Denmark and Gerda Verburg, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, the Netherlands concluded a very successful and productive Wadden Sea Conference on the Wadden island of Sylt on 18 March 2010.. The Conference was the 11th Trilateral Governmental Conference in the framework of the Dutch-German-Danish cooperation on the protection of the Wadden Sea, the world’s largest tidal barrier island system, since the first Conference in The Hague in 1978.. Signing of the Ministerial Council Declaration on 18 March 2010: Minister Gerda Verburg, State Secretary Ursula Heinen-Esser and Minister Karen Ellemann (from left to right, Photo: Kristine Jung).. A revised.. Wadden Sea Plan.. was adopted.. The 2010 Wadden Sea Plan updates the trilateral policies and management since the first Wadden Sea Plan was adopted at the 8th Conference in Stade in 1997.. The Wadden Sea Plan constitutes the common framework for the protection and sustainable management of the Wadden Sea as an ecological entity.. In addition to agreements to enhance the international cooperation to protect the migratory birds, for which the Wadden Sea is a key site, climate, sea level rise, coastal protection and alien species were high up on the minister’s agenda.. Climate change and its consequences such as enhanced sea level rise, increased temperatures, and increasing sediment deficits will have impacts on the ecology and landscape of the Wadden Sea and may affect the safety of the inhabitants.. It was agreed that there is a further need to strengthen the natural processes of the Wadden Sea in order to cope with such changes and to further cooperate in developing common strategies and enhancing the knowledge.. For invasive species, which is an issue of concern for all parts of the Wadden Sea, a common approach will also be developed in the coming period.. Shipping safety was again on the agenda.. It remains an issue which is of great concern for the region since an accident can have potentially enormous impact, ecologically and economically.. It is of the highest priority that safety is kept on a high level and that everything is done to prevent accidents.. The ministers agreed to a number of actions in this field including to continue to raise the awareness of the significance of the Wadden Sea amongst the maritime sector.. A highlight of the Conference was the signing of the 2010.. Joint Declaration.. on the Protection of the Wadden Sea in a formal signing ceremony at the Kurhaus in Westerland.. The 2010 Joint Declaration replaces the Joint Declaration, signed at the 1982 Wadden Sea Conference in Copenhagen, which had become progressively outdated.. It will not alter the spirit or legal status of the Cooperation.. This will remain a formal (but not legally binding) Cooperation between the governments of the three countries.. In conjunction with the signing of the 2010 Joint Declaration new governance structures will be launched and replace the existing structures.. The Trilateral Wadden Sea Board is the governing body of the Cooperation.. Peter Ilsøe, Denmark, was appointed by the ministers as the first chairman of the Board.. Signing of the 2010 Joint Declaration on the Protection of the Wadden Sea on 17 March 2010: Minister Gerda Verburg, State Secretary Ursula Heinen-Esser and Deputy Director General Helle Pilsgaard (from left to right, Photo: Harald Marencic).. The Sylt Conference introduced a new element into the Wadden Sea Conference.. During the open session of the Conference an interactive discussion with the ministers, stakeholders and guests on “A Vision for the Wadden Sea - Steps to Achievement” was held.. The overall objective for this session was to encourage all participants that they have a part to play in achieving the vision for the Wadden Sea.. The session was  ...   further developed and enhanced their joint cooperation, building upon the Stade Declaration and the Trilateral Wadden Sea Plan.. The main issues discussed at the Conference were shipping safety, World Heritage nomination and stakeholder participation.. They decided.. to submit an application to the IMO for the designation of the Wadden Sea as PSSA (Particularly Sensitive Sea Area).. to establish a national land based monitoring system for ships based on AIS signals, in accordance with the relevant IMO and EU regulations in the Wadden Sea Area by 2005.. to continue the consultations concerning the Word Heritage Site nomination with a view to finalize them within one to two years.. to convene a Trilateral Wadden Sea Forum as a consultation project with participation of all relevant stakeholders.. Furthermore they decided.. to adopt a new Seal Management Plan for the period 2002-2006.. to support a follow-up of the Lancewad-Project in the framework of the Interreg IIIB North Sea Program.. to adapt the boundaries of the Wadden Sea Area and Conservation Area.. to further optimize the Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Program (TMAP).. to submit a common Statement to the 5th Conference on the Protection of the North Sea, Bergen, Norway, March 20-21, 2002.. 1997 8th Wadden Sea Conference, Stade.. Adopti.. on.. of a.. Trilateral.. and a co.. mm.. on package of monitoring parameters.. Download:.. Stade Declaration and Wadden Sea Plan.. English.. Deutsch.. Nederlands.. Dansk.. 1994 7th Wadden Sea Conference, Leeuwarden.. Adoption of a common delimitation and common ecological targets.. Ministerial Declaration of the 7th Trilateral Governmental Conference on the Protection of the Wadden Sea.. Memorandum of Intent.. The coastal areas of Guinea Bissau, Africa and the Wadden Sea, Europe.. A Joint Intiative of Guinea-Bissau (SETAA and INEP) and the Trilateral Cooperation on the Protection of the Wadden Sea.. Assessment Report.. The State of the Wadden Sea and the Implementation of the Esbjerg Declaration.. 1991 6th Wadden Sea Conference, Esbjerg.. Adoption of the guiding principle, common management principles and objectives for human use.. Ministerial Declaration of the 6th Trilateral Governmental Conference on the Protection of the Wadden Sea.. 1988 5th Wadden Sea Conference, Bonn.. Adoption of the Agreement on the Protection of Seals.. 1985 4th Wadden Sea Conference, The Hague.. Decision to establish a common secretariat.. 1982 3rd Wadden Sea Conference, Copenhagen.. Adoption of the Joint Declaration.. Joint Declaration Stade 1982.. 1980 2nd Wadden Sea Conference, Bonn.. Coordination of scientific research.. 1978 1st Wadden Sea Conference, The Hague.. Decision to strengthen the cooperation on the protection of the Wadden Sea.. The Wadden Sea Board.. The Wadden Sea Board is the governing body of the Cooperation.. It runs and oversees the work of the Cooperation between the Ministerial Council meetings, and prepares, adopts and implements the Strategy for the work of the Cooperation.. It appoints Task Groups to prepare and to undertake specific tasks, plans or projects.. The Board is chaired by a senior government official, appointed by the Council.. The chair rotates between the countries.. There are four members appointed per country and four advisors with expertise and experience relevant to the Cooperation.. The Cooperation has several expert groups to carry out specific monitoring and scientific tasks such birds and seals monitoring, salt marshes and dunes.. Wadden Sea Board Meeting Dates and Documents are available.. Task and Expert Groups.. Task Group Climate (TG-C).. Task Group World Heritage (TG-WH).. Task Group Shipping (TG-S).. Task Group Sustainable Tourism Strategy (TG-STS).. Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Group (TMAG).. Trilateral Data handling Group (TDG).. Trilateral Seal Expert Group (TSEG).. Joint Monitoring Groups Migratory Birds and Breeding Birds (JMMB, JMBB).. The Cooperation also includes an expert network covering saltmarshes, benthos, fish biology, dunes, environmental education and other topics.. Governance Arrangements.. Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation Strategy (2010-2015).. Common Wadden Sea Secretariat Financial Rules.. Wadden Sea Board Members.. Chairman.. Peter Ilsøe.. Deputy Director General,.. Ministry of the Environment, Denmark.. Members.. Bent Rasmussen.. Chief Forester,.. Bent Poulsen.. Chairman,.. Danish Wadden Sea National Park Board.. Anne Krag Svendsen.. Secretary,.. Danish Municipal Wadden Sea Secretariat.. Michael Lauenborg.. Chief Consultant,.. Ministry of Culture, Denmark.. Elsa Nickel.. Director Nature Conservation,.. Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety, Germany.. Bernd Scherer.. Ministry of Energy Transition, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas, Schleswig-Holstein; Germany.. Hubertus Hebbelmann.. Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Protection, Niedersachsen, Germany.. Hans Gabanyi.. Director,.. Ministry of Urban Development and the Environment, Hamburg, Germany.. Jaap Verhulst.. Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands.. Els van Grol.. Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, The Netherlands.. Tineke Schokker-Strampel.. Deputy, Province of Fryslân, Wadden Sea Provinces, The Netherlands.. Harm Evert Waalkens.. Alderman, Municipality of Marne, Wadden Sea Municipalities, The Netherlands.. Advisors.. Preben Friis-Hauge.. Wadden Sea Forum.. Hans-Ulrich Roesner.. Wadden Sea Team, WWF – Wadden Sea Office, Germany.. Herman Verheij.. Wadden Society, The Netherlands.. Albert de Hoop.. Mayor Ameland, Wadden Sea Forum.. Secretary.. 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  • Title: Common Wadden Sea Secretariat | The Trilateral Cooperation on the Protection of the Wadden Sea
    Descriptive info: The Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) was established in 1987 and is located in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.. The Wadden Sea Board supervises the performance of the CWSS.. The legal status and the functions and rulings of the CWSS are stipulated in the Administrative Agreement concluded between the Danish Ministry of the Environment, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.. Each Ministry finances a third of its budget.. The working language of the Trilateral Cooperation and the CWSS is English.. The Secretariat:.. coordinates, promotes and supports activities of the Cooperation;.. is responsible for the preparation and production of documents for ministerial conferences, meetings of the Wadden Sea Board (WSB) and trilateral work groups;.. collects and evaluates information on monitoring, protection and the ecological  ...   Secretariat.. Tel: +49 4421 9108 12.. Folkert de Jong.. Deputy-Secretary, Ecosystem Management.. Tel: +49 4421 9108 13.. Sascha Klöpper.. Deputy Secretary, Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Programme (TMAP).. Tel: +49 4421 9108 14.. Harald Marencic.. Deputy-Secretary,.. Wadden Sea World.. Heritage.. Tel: +49 4421 9108 15.. Gerold Lüerßen.. Deputy Secretary, Data Handling and IT.. Tel:.. +49 4421 9108 16.. Nataliya Drozdovych.. Communications Officer.. +49 4421 9108 17.. Anja Domnick.. PROWAD Tourism Manager.. +49 4421 9108 24.. Marijke Polanski.. Administrative and Financial Officer.. +49 4421 9108 11.. Simone Goth.. Administrative Assistant.. +49 4421 9108 19.. e-mail:.. lastname.. @waddensea-secretariat.. Administrative Agreement.. How to find us.. View Larger Map.. The Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS).. Virchowstrasse 1.. D - 26382 Wilhelmshaven.. Phone:+49 (0) 4421 9108 0.. Fax: +49 (0) 4421 9108 30.. e-mail: info [at] waddensea-secretariat_org.. bundesgesetzblatt-26-2010-10.. 01..

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  • Title: International Partnerships | The Trilateral Cooperation on the Protection of the Wadden Sea
    Descriptive info: Since the 1980s, the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation has established collaborations with other coastal wetland areas around the world which emphasizes the global responsibility of the Cooperation for the protection and conservation of tidal mud flats worldwide.. The inclusion of the Wadden Sea on the UNESCO World Heritage List underlines  ...   Wadden Sea School at the joint Workshop in Suncheon, Korea © Drozdovych.. Republic of Korea.. The Wadden Sea delegation visits The Wash © Feiler.. The Wash-Northern Norfolk Coast.. Tim Dodman, Wetlands International (left) and Victor Kargbo, Ministry of Fisheries, Sierra Leone.. © Lüerßen.. West Africa - Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative (WSFI)..

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  • Title: Management | The Trilateral Cooperation on the Protection of the Wadden Sea
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  • Title: Wadden Sea Plan 2010 | The Trilateral Cooperation on the Protection of the Wadden Sea
    Descriptive info: Each of these habitats, for which common trilateral Targets have been adopted, needs a certain quality (natural dynamics, absence of anthropogenic disturbance, absence of pollution), which can be reached by proper management of the area.. The overall aim of the WSP is to implement the objectives of the Trilateral Wadden Sea cooperation, as laid down in the Joint Declaration, i.. e.. a.. a natural ecosystem, its functions and characteristic biodiversity;.. b.. resilience to climate change and other impacts;.. c.. maintenance of the landscape and cultural heritage;.. d.. sustainable use as defined by the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Habitats Directive;.. e.. public support for the protection of the Wadden Sea.. The WSP was adopted at the 8th Wadden Sea Conference in Stade, Germany, in 1997, and then was updated and revised at the 11th Wadden Sea Conference on Sylt, Germany, in  ...   to the EC.. Natura 2000.. and World Heritage obligations.. The WSP also contains common projects and actions that must be carried out to achieve the commonly agreed Trilateral Targets.. Contents.. Introduction.. 7.. I.. Integrated Ecosystem Management.. 11.. 1.. The Ecosystem Approach.. 13.. 2.. Overarching Themes.. 21.. II.. The Targets.. 27.. Water and Sediment.. 31.. 3.. Salt Marshes.. 36.. 4.. Tidal Area.. 41.. 5.. Beaches and Dunes.. 49.. 6.. Estuaries.. 53.. Offshore Area.. 57.. 8.. Rural Area.. 61.. 9.. Birds.. 65.. 10.. Marine Mammals.. 73.. Fish.. 75.. III.. Implementation.. 81.. Monitoring and Assessment.. 83.. Implementation and Review.. 89.. Communication, Information and Education.. 91.. Maps.. Map 1: Wadden Sea Area and Conservation Area.. 95.. Map 2: Wadden Sea Habitats.. 97.. Map 3: Cultural Entities.. 99.. Map 4: Natura 2000 Areas in the Wadden Sea.. 101.. Trilateral Wadden Sea Plan 2010.. Wattenmeerplan 2010.. wsp-v2-11-02-03-final-lowres.. wattenmeerplan-2010..

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  • Title: Seal Management | The Trilateral Cooperation on the Protection of the Wadden Sea
    Descriptive info: The Wadden Sea is a habitat for two seal species, the harbour seal and the grey seal.. In the framework of the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation, the conservation and management of the Wadden Sea seal populations is of high importance.. Seal Agreement.. Under the umbrella of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn Convention) a trilateral Seal Agreement has been concluded between Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.. The Agreement entered into force in 1991 with the aim to cooperate closely in achieving and maintaining a favourable conservation status for the harbour seal population of the Wadden Sea.. It contains provisions, amongst others, on research and monitoring, taking, protection of habitats and awareness.. Seal Management Plan.. According to Article IV of the Seal Agreement the Parties shall develop, on the basis of scientific knowledge, a conservation and management plan for the harbour seal population.. This plan shall contain a comprehensive statement of actions which are or are to be undertaken by the Parties to achieve the goals of this Agreement.. The Parties shall keep the plan under review and amend it as may be required, taking into consideration, the results of scientific research in particular.. The current.. (SMP), is valid for the period 2012-16.. Since the grey seal population increased significantly in recent years and its requirements in terms of habitat protection are similar to the harbour seal, it has been included in the SMP.. The objectives of the SMP are.. to achieve and maintain a comprehensive conservation and management of both harbour and grey seal populations in the Wadden Sea through common, coordinated measures of the responsible authorities; and.. to achieve and maintain a public understanding and awareness of the Wadden Sea seal populations as an entity and as an integrated part of the ecosystem.. In accordance with the management plan, a.. o..  ...   handling diseased or weakened seals or evidently abandoned pups, and to release seals based on the precautionary approach, referred to under § 58 to be elaborated in the framework of the Conservation and Management Plan for the Wadden Sea Seal Population 1996-2000.. The guidelines shall be based upon the following principles:.. 60.. 1 only a very limited number of persons in each country shall be authorized to decide on the handling of diseased or weakened seals or abandoned pups, including taking and releasing of the animals, and only such animals may be taken which have a chance to survive;.. 2 seals rehabilitated shall only be released into the wild on a permit granted by the national authority responsible for nature conservation and management if the following criteria are met:.. (i) the seal has not been treated with specific groups of medicine to be further specified in the framework of the Conservation and Management Plan for the Seals which will be amended in 1995;.. (ii) the seal does not carry pathogens alien to the wild population;.. (iii) the seal is released as soon as possible but not later than half a year after it has been brought in for rehabilitation;.. (iv) the seal has not been kept in a center where species of animals alien to the Wadden Sea, or marine mammals not resident in the Wadden Sea, are held;.. 3 seals should only be released in the areas where they were found;.. 4 seals shall not be transported between subregions of the Wadden Sea;.. 5 seals held in captivity shall, in principle, not be released into the wild;.. 6 seals born in captivity shall not be released into the wild; exemptions can only be allowed after the approval of the competent authorities.. ".. Management of North Sea Harbour and Grey Seal Populations.. Harbour seal © Martin Stock.. wse-17-texel-seals..

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  • Title: Climate Change | The Trilateral Cooperation on the Protection of the Wadden Sea
    Descriptive info: Climate change and enhanced sea level rise may seriously impact the structure, functions and characteristic biodiversity of the Wadden Sea ecosystem, as well as the safety of the inhabitants in the region.. Addressing these impacts as a cross cutting theme is a major challenge for the Trilateral Cooperation.. Trilateral Cooperation relating to the impacts of climate change started in 1998 with the establishment of the trilateral working group CPSL (Coastal Protection and Sea Level Rise).. Between 1998 and 2010, the CPSL - in which experts on coastal protection, nature protection and (as of 2006) spatial planning cooperate - prepared three  ...   CPSL report 1, 2001.. ), best practices to deal with enhanced sea level rise (.. CPSL II report, 2005.. ), the relevance of spatial planning for managing the impacts of climate change and the role of sand nourishment for compensating sea level rise (.. CPSL III report, 2010.. ).. In 2011, the work of the CPSL was continued by the.. Task Group Climate.. (TG-C).. TG-C has drafted a.. trilateral strategy.. on increasing the resilience of the Wadden Sea to the impacts of climate change, which will be on the agenda of the 12th Wadden Sea Conference in 2014.. © Herman Verheij..

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