Help us look after the animals in the Wadden Sea

The Wadden Sea National Park is not only a very special experience for us humans. It is also the basis of existence for over 10,000 different animal and plant species and is important for bio-diversity throughout the world. It is at the same time inspiring, indispensable and irreplaceable, and this is one of the reasons why UNESCO has designated the Wadden Sea as a world heritage site.

Will you help us?

We have a shared responsibility to care for and preserve the Wadden Sea, and here in the national park we also need your help - whether you're a visitor or a local - when you're out in nature.

To make it extra easy for us and for you, we have compiled 10 tips on how we can work together to take the best possible care of the Wadden Sea:

Be the best guest - 10 good tips

  1. We always remind ourselves and each other that we are only guests in nature. It is the animals and plants that live here.
  2. Pick up any rubbish we find and take it with us - even if it is not our own.
  3. We plan our activities before we leave so that we don't arrive unannounced.
  4. We always keep our dogs on a lead so they don't disturb birds and other wildlife unnecessarily.
  5. We respect and help others in nature.
  6. We do our best not to disturb birds and other animals, and we leave plants standing for others to enjoy.
  7. We avoid disturbing nature between sunset and sunrise as much as possible.
  8. We have enough of nature's own sounds and therefore turn down the noise when we are out and about.
  9. We refrain from geotagging our posts on Instagram and Facebook so that others can also experience the joy of discovering nature's hidden treasures.
  10. We stick to the authorised roads and sign posted paths.

The annual wheel of animal life

 Resting birds    The movement from the south begins    Colony breeding birds    Breeding birds on the beach    Large influx from the south    Deer mating    Migratory Birds    Red deer in heat     Grey seals breed    Harbor seals breed    Wintering sea eagles    Wintering birds

Photo: Tandrup Naturfilm and Henrik Olsen