A Sustainable Tourism Strategy for the Wadden Sea

The PROWAD project has identified opportunities and perspectives for sustainable socio-economic development in the Dutch-German-Danish Wadden Sea region from the designation of the Wadden Sea as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

PROWAD has also analysed the potential for sustainable tourism and carried out regional workshops with stakeholders from nature and tourism sector developing a joint vision, aims and principles for sustainable tourism in the Wadden Sea.

The transnational sustainable tourism strategy and action plan emphasizes the specific role of the tourism sector for nature conservation as well as for economic and social welfare. As requested by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, the transnational strategy provides a consistent approach for all tourism operations which fully considers the values of the Wadden Sea World Heritage.

Download the strategy on "Sustainable Tourism in the Wadden Sea World Heritage Destination"

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Learn more about PROWAD and the Sustainable Tourism Strategy adopted in February 2014 at the Trilateral Govermental Conference in Tønder, Denmark.



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