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Wadden Sea Climate TrainingWadden Sea Climate Training
From 23 to 28 April, 21 young people from 15 European countries participated in the Wadden Sea Climate Training, and got the opportunity to experience first-hand the world’s most important inter-tidal zone on the frontline of climate change. The training, organised by the British Council in collaboration with experts from UNEP/GRID-Arendal and with the support of Youth in Action, took place on Hallig Langeness, a low-lying island in the Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer National Park (Germany). The region is an important testing ground for policies and measures to adapt to climate change, the effects of which are already being felt in the ecosystem. The participants, aged between 18 and 30 years, examined the environmental, cultural and socio-economic impacts of climate change on the Wadden Sea ecosystem. They were also encouraged to develop projects under the EU’s Youth in Action programme, which will be implemented locally after their return. UNEP/GRID-Arendal has expertise in nature-based experiential trainings for policy makers, organizational officials and government representatives. Experiential nature-based trainings promote scientific communication. Transformative learning builds the capacity to communicate good science and develops environmental knowledge for change. These trainings use sustainable tourism as a means for inspiring and educating people about issues affecting a particular region and the linkages to the rest of the world.
Available online at: http://www.grida.no/tourism/
Climate Training, Langeness, Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea, Germany
Distinguishing Atlantic Salmon and Pollack in the National Park Center "Multimar", Tönning, Germany
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park, Germany
The flat island Hallig Langeness and sea level rise, Wadden Sea
Common Seals (Phoca vitulina), Langeness, Schleswig-holstein Wadden Sea National Park
Hallig Hooge, Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea, Germany
Barnacle Geese (branta leucopsis), Langeness, Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea, Germany
Color-ringed Brentgeese (Branta bernicla bernicla), Langeness, Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea
Cloud of Red Knots (Calidris canutus islandica), Langeness, Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea
Cloud of Red Knots (Calidris canutus islandica), Langeness, Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea
Cloud of Red Knots (Calidris canutus islandica), Langeness, Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea
Prof. Karsten Reise explains the the ecology of tidal flats, Langeness, Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea, Germany