The Wadden Sea is a marine zone lying between northwestern continental Europe and the Frisian Islands. Parts of it lie in Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark.
The Wadden Sea is a shallow zone containing tidal flats and wetlands. Because of its unparalleled scale and biological diversity, it has been included in UNESCO's World Heritage List. It has a total area of some 10,000 square kilometers. In German, the area is known as the "Wattenmeer." This is an automatic compilation of DW content on the Wadden Sea.
Germany's Wadden Sea National Park, along the North Sea coast, turned 25 this month. As the world struggles with agreements to reverse biodiversity loss, the Wadden Sea shines as an example of transnational conservation.