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10th May, 2017

Global community celebrates World Migratory Bird Day 2017

10 May is World Migratory Bird Day. The celebration initiated by AEWA and CMS raises awareness of the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.

5th May, 2017

14th ISWSS in Tønder (DK): 130 scientists swap notes for the future of the Wadden Sea

130 scientists will meet at the 14th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium from the 9-11 May 2017 in Tønder, Denmark.

2nd March, 2017

ITB talks: Working across borders to safeguard global biodiversity

Nature conservation and World Heritage experts from Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sierra Leone discuss the opportunities and challenges of working across borders.

19th December, 2016

Seal counts 2016: harbour seal population may have reached carrying capacity

The population of harbour seals in the Wadden Sea area remained largely stable in 2016. Experts assume that a slight decrease in numbers may be a signal that the overall population in the area has reached its carrying capacity.

9th November, 2017

Seal counts 2017: Harbour seal pup count reaches all-time high; overall population stagnates

During the 2017 aerial surveys for harbour seal counts, the number of newborn harbour seal pups in the Wadden Sea registered was the highest since the first surveys in 1975.

23rd January, 2018

Quality Status Report 2017 gives multi-faceted analysis of the Wadden Sea

Geomorphology and climate, habitats and communities, species, human activities, and pollution of the Wadden Sea are the main areas of analysis in the Quality Status Report 2017 (QSR).

16th March, 2018

Drones in Wadden Sea breeding bird monitoring

Almost 25 participants from the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark met at Groningen University on 7-8 March to exchange information on the application of drones as a new method in counts of coastal bird colonies.

14th August, 2018

CAFF Regional Flyway Coordinator based in Wilhelmshaven

CWSS is pleased to welcome Sergio Rejado Albaina, the new Regional Flyway Coordinator for Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), to the CWSS premises!

2nd July, 2018

Grey seal population in the Wadden Sea shows more than ten years of growth

With a 13-percent increase of counted individuals since 2017 and a steady growth for more than ten years, the grey seal has re-established a stable stock in the Wadden Sea area.

9th May, 2018

Global community celebrates World Migratory Bird Day 2018

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.