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The Wadden Sea is a World Heritage Site located between Germany and the Netherlands. It comprises the Dutch Wadden Sea Conservation Area and the German Wadden Sea National Parks of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein.

The Wadden Sea is a relatively flat coastal wetland environment. It was formed by the interactions of physical and biological factors. The area supports transitional habitats along the tidal channels, sandy shoals, sea-grass meadows, mussel beds, sandbars, mudflats, salt marshes, estuaries, beaches and dunes.

The Wadden Sea is rich in wildlife including harbour seals, grey seals and harbour porpoises. Up to 12 million migratory birds breed and winter here. It is one of the last remaining natural, large-scale intertidal ecosystems anywhere in the world that is still functioning largely undisturbed by humans.

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The Wadden Sea was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee in Seville, Spain, on 22 - 30 June, 2009.


Wadden Sea, Germany/the Netherlands
Wadden Sea, Germany/the Netherlands
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Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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