#RestCoast_Pilots: Wadden Sea

8 December 2023

The Wadden Sea area is one of the main biodiversity hotspots globally. Being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wadden Sea, however, faces a large number of threats.

Due to its unique composition, the Wadden Sea is one of the main hotspots of biodiversity globally. Annually it attracts 10-12 million migratory birds that are on their way to their breeding or wintering grounds. There are over 10,000 plant and animal species, such as the harbour/grey seal, plaice, sole, dab, gull, oystercatcher, redshank, blue mussel, Pacific oyster and seagrass. 

More interesting facts about this pilot site you can find in the dedicated Wadden Sea factsheet