The Wadden Sea National Park is Denmark’s largest national park. It covers what constitutes the Danish part of Wadden Sea. Known in Danish as Wadenzee, the sea is shared with Germany which in turn refers to the sea as Watenmeer. Germany’s side of the national park is called Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park. The park itself also has a Danish side and a German side.
It is said that its coastline has had one of the most extensive human modifications in the whole world. As such, systems of dikes and causeways are quite visibly seen. In the Danish side, the area is characterized by mud flats, tidal trenches, and islands. The layout of lands have been continuously changing through the years due to the impact of water waves and currents.
This place is a major stopover for bird migration of different varieties. It is estimated that more than 10 million birds pass through this park. It also accommodates fishes,sea life, and plants. It is their resting place.
The main goals of establishing the park is to create better awareness for the care of the environment, promote cultural history, and encourage outdoor activities, among others. The overall goal is to protect the Wadden Sea ecoregion. This has become doubly necessary since it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Because Wadden Sea is shared by Denmark with several countries, preservation efforts are usually on the international level. At present, there are cameras, transmitters, and sensors that have been installed to ensure protection for the site..