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.
Wadden Sea Tourism Radar Webinar
Do we need limits for tourism growth in the Wadden Sea World Heritage? And if so: where could they be and who should set them? PROWAD LINK provides answers to these topical questions in its webinar on the “Wadden Sea Tourism Radar” from 28 October. The webinar is in German and English available.