New guideline helps destinations to recognize boundaries of tourism and preserve values of the World Heritage Site
In the framework of Interreg project PROWAD Link and together with the NIT, WWF has developed the "Wadden Sea Tourism Radar" – a method to help destinations identify in time when and in which areas this limit is being reached.
The radar is a tool that can be used to inquire, along defined criteria, whether current tourism activities at the study site are negatively impacting habitat quality for people, animals and plants and endangering those values for which the Wadden Sea has been recognized as a World Heritage Site. If this is the case, the degree of impairment is determined and appropriate measures are agreed upon to return to a healthy level.
In this way, the "Wadden Sea Tourism Radar" – available in English and German – can and should serve as a navigation aid on the course towards sustainability and nature compatibility in tourism.
On 28 October 2022, a webinar was held in English and German presenting the Radar in detail. The presentation was recorded and can be viewed below:
The Wadden Sea Tourism Radar was developed in the framework of the Interreg Vb PROWAD Link project and was funded by the European Regional Development Fund as well as the Bingo! project funding and the Tourism Cluster Schleswig-Holstein.