Call for Tender on preparation of a project application "PROWAD LINK"

We are looking for an agency to support the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (lead partner) in preparation of a full project application "PROWAD LINK" in the framework of the Interrreg North Sea Region Programme. Deadline for submission of tenders is 30 September 2016. [more]

Nature Business Benefit Cycle (NBBC) - an innovative concept engaging businesses in nature conservation

Wadden Sea SMEs will be activated using the innovative model of a "Nature-Business-Benefits-Cycle". NBBC is the key to engage SMEs with World Heritage to unlock the potential economic benefit from this engagement, and at the same time to contribute to protection of these sites. In short – Protect and Prosper: Nature as driver for economic growth, and growth as contributor to nature protection. [more]

PROWAD at ITB Berlin

UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea partners with the UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme at the ITB Berlin 9 - 13 March 2016. Come and join us! [more]

World Heritage Toolkit for stakeholders

New toolkit launched to help all visitor-facing businesses leverage the identity of the Wadden Sea World Heritage to enhance their communications. [more]

Sustainable Tourism in the Wadden Sea World Heritage - Best practice examples

Best practice examples were collected to show how Wadden Sea entrepreneurs offer sustainable nature experience - from restaurants, accommodation, transportation, regional products and awareness raising. [more]

Animated Film: Wadden Sea World Heritage - A unique experience

The new animated film “Wadden Sea World Heritage – A unique experience” explains why the Wadden Sea is so special that it is of global importance, and how visitors can experience it in a nature-friendly way. [more]

PROWAD presentation at the 12th German-Russian "Environment Days" in Kaliningrad, 22.-23. October 2015

PROWAD will present its results at the workshop “Tourism and conservation - methods and examples of international cooperation in the protection of biodiversity”. [more]

New teaching resource for sustainable tourism in the Wadden Sea World Heritage

Tourism and Nature Conservation – Does this go together? The “World Heritage Teaching Kit – Sustainable Tourism in the Wadden Sea” deals with these and further questions in 6 learning stations designed for pupils in lower secondary education. [more]

World Heritage cooperation programme with business partners

The study compiled the existing business cooperation programmes in the Wadden Sea and analysed the feasibility of establishing a transnational World Heritage business cooperation programme. Such a programme would be an opportunity to develop a collaborative network across the entire property, connecting existing programmes and developing a coherent set of standards and engage different business sectors in World Heritage. [more]

Study on touristic bird watching offers

The study "Offers and marketing of touristic bird watching in the Wadden Sea World Heritage Destination" analyses available bird watching offers and gives practice examples as well as further recommendations for tour providers, regions and destinations concerning among others marketing, communication, partnerships, accessibility, sustainability and arrangements in order to help to tap the potential of bird watching tours. [more]