Wattenmeer, Jadebusen & westliche Wesermündung
- Site number:81
- Area:49,490 ha
- Designation date:26-02-1976
- Coordinates:53°40'N 08°19'E
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Wattenmeer, Jadebusen & westliche Wesermündung. 26/02/76; Niedersachsen; 49,490 ha; 53°40'N 008°19'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; National Park; Nature Reserve, Game Protection Area. A large bay of the Wadden Sea and therefore internationally important for numerous species of waterbirds. The site includes extensive sand and mud flats, grading into saltmarsh and dune habitats, and includes Mellum Island. Numerous species of waterbirds winter, stage and breed in the area. Bird hunting is controlled and several field stations exist from which extensive ecological and geological research and monitoring is carried out. Ramsar site no. 81.
The "Wadden Sea" Transboundary Ramsar Site was declared in 2015 and it includes 13 Ramsar Sites in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands: Site No. 356 in Denmark; Sites No. 501, 537, 80, 81, 82 in Germany; Sites No. 1252, 289, 2212, 2213, 2214, 2215, 2216 in the Netherlands.
- Global international designation:
- UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
- National legal designation:
- national park
- nature reserve
- Regional (international) legal designations:
- EU Natura 2000
- Last publication date:26-02-1976