The Wadden Sea in Denmark, Germany and Netherlands

The designations employed and the presentation of material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

WDPA ID

478638

Reported Area

11434.03 km²

Data Provider

IUCN World Heritage Programme

Attributes

Original Name La mer des Wadden

English Designation World Heritage Site

IUCN Management Category Not Applicable

Status Inscribed

Type of Designation International

Status Year 2009

Sublocation

Governance Type Not Reported

Management Authority Not Reported

Management Plan Not Reported

International Criteria (viii)(ix)(x)

Site network

  • Transboundary sites
  • Transboundary sites

3 Countries involved

10 Protected Areas

  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Denmark

3 Countries involved

29 Protected Areas

  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Netherlands

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Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer National Park

Waddensea Area UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve

The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site

Waddenzee Nature Conservation Act

Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive)

Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer und angrenzendes Küstenmeer Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)

Waddenzee Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)

Waddensea of Lower Saxony UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve

Wattenmeer, Ostfriesisches Wattenmeer & Dollart Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance

Wadden Sea Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance

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Tøndermarsken Statsfredning Protected by conservation order, excl. Church surroundings

Waddensea and Hallig Islands of Schleswig-Holstein UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve

Nationalpark Vadehavet National Park

Tønder Kommune §3 protected habitats (all lakes, bogs, streams, heaths and meadows etc.)

The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site

NTP S-H Wattenmeer und angrenzende Küstengebiete Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive)

Ruttebüller See Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive)

Vidå med tilløb, Rudbøl Sø og Magisterkogen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive)

Vadehavet med Ribe Å, Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive)

Ramsar-Gebiet S-H Wattenmeer und angrenzende Küstengebiete Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)

Gotteskoog-Gebiet Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)

Vidåen, Tøndermarsken og Saltvandssøen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)

S-H Wadden sea National Park Marine Protected Area (OSPAR)

Vadehavet med Ribe Å, Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde Marine Protected Area (OSPAR)

Margrethe Kog Protected by conservation order, excl. Church surroundings

Vadehavet Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance

Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea and adjacent areas Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance

Rickelsbüller Koog Nature Reserve

Vadehavet Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)

Wattenmeer nördlich des Hindenburgdammes Nature Reserve

Waddenzee Nature Conservation Act

Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive)

Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer und angrenzendes Küstenmeer Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)

Waddenzee Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)

Waddensea of Lower Saxony UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve

Wattenmeer, Ostfriesisches Wattenmeer & Dollart Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance

Wadden Sea Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance

Vidå med tilløb, Rudbøl Sø og Magisterkogen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive)

Sønder Ådal Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)

The designations employed and the presentation of material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Site network breakdown

  • Transboundary sites
  • Transboundary sites

Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer

in Germany

Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer

English Designation

National Park

IUCN Category

II

WDPA ID

11837

Year of Designation

Reported Area

3450.0 km2

Waddensea Area

in Netherlands

Waddensea Area

English Designation

UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve

IUCN Category

Not Applicable

WDPA ID

12754

Year of Designation

Reported Area

2600.0 km2

Waddenzee

in Netherlands

Waddenzee

English Designation

Nature Conservation Act

IUCN Category

IV

WDPA ID

555514173

Year of Designation

Reported Area

2714.4 km2

Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer

in Germany

Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

555518119

Year of Designation

Reported Area

2769.6 km2

Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer und angrenzendes Küstenmeer

in Germany

Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer und angrenzendes Küstenmeer

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

555537299

Year of Designation

Reported Area

0.0 km2

Waddenzee

in Netherlands

Waddenzee

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

555542259

Year of Designation

Reported Area

0.0 km2

Waddensea of Lower Saxony

in Germany

Waddensea of Lower Saxony

English Designation

UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve

IUCN Category

Not Applicable

WDPA ID

67743

Year of Designation

Reported Area

2400.0 km2

Wattenmeer, Ostfriesisches Wattenmeer & Dollart

in Germany

Wattenmeer, Ostfriesisches Wattenmeer & Dollart

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

67936

Year of Designation

Reported Area

1216.2 km2

Wadden Sea

in Netherlands

Wadden Sea

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

68102

Year of Designation

Reported Area

2500.0 km2

Tøndermarsken Statsfredning

in Denmark

Tøndermarsken Statsfredning

IUCN Category

IV

WDPA ID

17697

Year of Designation

Reported Area

24.9 km2

Waddensea and Hallig Islands of Schleswig-Holstein

in Germany

Waddensea and Hallig Islands of Schleswig-Holstein

English Designation

UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve

IUCN Category

Not Applicable

WDPA ID

29771

Year of Designation

Reported Area

4431.0 km2

Nationalpark Vadehavet

in Denmark

Nationalpark Vadehavet

English Designation

National Park

IUCN Category

Not Assigned

WDPA ID

390556

Year of Designation

Reported Area

1466.0 km2

Tønder Kommune

in Denmark

Tønder Kommune

IUCN Category

IV

WDPA ID

390659

Year of Designation

Reported Area

117.4 km2

NTP S-H Wattenmeer und angrenzende Küstengebiete

in Germany

NTP S-H Wattenmeer und angrenzende Küstengebiete

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

555517766

Year of Designation

Reported Area

4524.6 km2

Ruttebüller See

in Germany

Ruttebüller See

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

555517773

Year of Designation

Reported Area

0.6 km2

Vidå med tilløb, Rudbøl Sø og Magisterkogen

in Denmark

Vidå med tilløb, Rudbøl Sø og Magisterkogen

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

555522383

Year of Designation

Reported Area

6.0 km2

Vadehavet med Ribe Å, Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde

in Denmark

Vadehavet med Ribe Å, Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

555522395

Year of Designation

Reported Area

1347.6 km2

Ramsar-Gebiet S-H Wattenmeer und angrenzende Küstengebiete

in Germany

Ramsar-Gebiet S-H Wattenmeer und angrenzende Küstengebiete

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

555537239

Year of Designation

Reported Area

0.0 km2

Gotteskoog-Gebiet

in Germany

Gotteskoog-Gebiet

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

555537241

Year of Designation

Reported Area

0.0 km2

Vidåen, Tøndermarsken og Saltvandssøen

in Denmark

Vidåen, Tøndermarsken og Saltvandssøen

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

555538021

Year of Designation

Reported Area

0.0 km2

S-H Wadden sea National Park

in Germany

S-H Wadden sea National Park

English Designation

Marine Protected Area (OSPAR)

IUCN Category

Not Applicable

WDPA ID

555557146

Year of Designation

Reported Area

4410.0 km2

Vadehavet med Ribe Å, Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde

in Denmark

Vadehavet med Ribe Å, Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde

English Designation

Marine Protected Area (OSPAR)

IUCN Category

Not Applicable

WDPA ID

555557218

Year of Designation

Reported Area

1127.0 km2

Margrethe Kog

in Denmark

Margrethe Kog

IUCN Category

IV

WDPA ID

5729

Year of Designation

Reported Area

13.2 km2

Vadehavet

in Denmark

Vadehavet

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

67900

Year of Designation

Reported Area

1504.8 km2

Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea and adjacent areas

in Germany

Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea and adjacent areas

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

67963

Year of Designation

Reported Area

4549.9 km2

Rickelsbüller Koog

in Germany

Rickelsbüller Koog

English Designation

Nature Reserve

IUCN Category

IV

WDPA ID

82407

Year of Designation

Reported Area

5.4 km2

Vadehavet

in Denmark

Vadehavet

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

555538041

Year of Designation

Reported Area

0.0 km2

Wattenmeer nördlich des Hindenburgdammes

in Germany

Wattenmeer nördlich des Hindenburgdammes

English Designation

Nature Reserve

IUCN Category

IV

WDPA ID

82871

Year of Designation

Reported Area

203.3 km2

Waddenzee

in Netherlands

Waddenzee

English Designation

Nature Conservation Act

IUCN Category

IV

WDPA ID

555514173

Year of Designation

Reported Area

2714.4 km2

Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer

in Germany

Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

555518119

Year of Designation

Reported Area

2769.6 km2

Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer und angrenzendes Küstenmeer

in Germany

Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer und angrenzendes Küstenmeer

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

555537299

Year of Designation

Reported Area

0.0 km2

Waddenzee

in Netherlands

Waddenzee

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

555542259

Year of Designation

Reported Area

0.0 km2

Waddensea of Lower Saxony

in Germany

Waddensea of Lower Saxony

English Designation

UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve

IUCN Category

Not Applicable

WDPA ID

67743

Year of Designation

Reported Area

2400.0 km2

Wattenmeer, Ostfriesisches Wattenmeer & Dollart

in Germany

Wattenmeer, Ostfriesisches Wattenmeer & Dollart

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

67936

Year of Designation

Reported Area

1216.2 km2

Wadden Sea

in Netherlands

Wadden Sea

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

68102

Year of Designation

Reported Area

2500.0 km2

Vidå med tilløb, Rudbøl Sø og Magisterkogen

in Denmark

Vidå med tilløb, Rudbøl Sø og Magisterkogen

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

555522383

Year of Designation

Reported Area

6.0 km2

Sønder Ådal

in Denmark

Sønder Ådal

IUCN Category

Not Reported

WDPA ID

555538024

Year of Designation

Reported Area

0.0 km2