The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark have agreed on a new plan to protect the Wadden Sea.
RTV Noord reports the three countries along the Wadden coast have come together and approved of a new strategy to preserve the unique ecology of the region, including research on the consequences of climate change on the area. Dutch nature minister Carola Schouten took part in the talks along with her German and Danish colleagues.
The number of migratory birds that use the Wadden Sea as their breeding grounds has been in decline for years. The three countries hope to turn the tide by setting aside more reserved areas for the birds to breed. The countries are also hoping to find ways to fight back against the declining diversity among fish species in the waters.
The impact of plastics and climate change on the Wadden Sea’s biodiversity will also be examined: global warming negatively impacts the food chain in natural habitats.