Wadden Sea Tourism Radar

Together with the WWF, the NIT has developed the “Wadden Sea Tourism Radar” as a component of the Interreg project PROWAD LINK: a guideline that supports locations in making tourism development in the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site sustainable and nature-compatible and in identifying undesirable developments at an early stage. Based on defined criteria, it is asked whether the current tourism activities at the study site negatively affect the habitat quality for people, animals and plants and endanger those values for which the Wadden Sea has been recognised as a World Heritage Site. If this is the case, the degree of impairment is determined and appropriate measures are agreed to return to a healthy level. Pilot workshops have been successfully carried out on Borkum, Ameland and in St. Peter-Ording.