|Type of Entry:||Case Study|
The project area covers almost 10 000 km² along the Danish, German and Dutch coasts, corresponding to the regions of Ribe, Sønderjyllands, Schleswig-Holstein, Groningen, Friesland and Noord-Holland. It is the largest wetland of importance for nature conservation in the European Union. The resident population is relatively low, but increases considerably in the high season with tourists, who make a substantial contribution to the regional economy.
The national authorities of the three countries have been cooperating actively since 1978 on the protection of this exceptional area, in particular within the framework of the Trilateral Conference. The project aims to contribute to the achievement of the objectives agreed at national and international levels by developing Interregional cooperation and public involvement. It will mainly address the promotion of environmentally-friendly tourism to create jobs and generate local income.
|Keywords:||Nature conservation, Water|
|Contact:||Ms Marit Nielsen-Man
Ribe Amt Amtsgården
Telephone: +45-75-42.42.00 ext. 7120
|Financed by:||EU LIFE-Environment 96/DK/012/PAZ (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/home.htm)|
|Coastal databases provided and maintained|
by EUCC - The Coastal Union Germany