This heritage site which covers the Dutch Wadden Sea Conservation Area, the German Wadden Sea National Park of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein and most of the Danish Wadden Sea maritime Conservation Area extends from the Netherlands to Germany and then to Denmark.
Unesco finds ‘the Wadden Sea as the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats(Frisian Islands) in the world, with natural processes undisturbed throughout most of the area….It is considered as one of the most important areas for migratory birds in the world ,,,.Its importance is not only in the context of the East Atlantic Flyway but also in the critical role it plays in the conservation of African-Eurasian migratory water-birds. In the Wadden Sea up to 6.1 million birds can be present at the same time, and an average of 10-12 million pass through it each year. …The salt marshes host around 2,300 species of flora and fauna, and the marine and brackish areas a further 2,700 species, and 30 species of breeding birds’.
This heritage site stretches from Den Helder in the north-west of the Netherlands, past the great river estuaries of Germany to its northern boundary at Skallingen in Denmark along a coastline of some 500 km. In the Netherlands its boundary extends from Usselmeer to Afsluitdijk. Scholars feel that its system of dikes and causeways makes it among the most human-altered region in the world.
Name Wadden’s root is in ‘Uden’ as same as ‘Uddiyan’; it is again the same as ‘Aden’; it means ‘Garden’ and refers to garden Kingdom. The region thus marks the ancient migrants’ original home region from where they all migrated.
Den Helder—Dan settlements in Adulis port region
Skallingen—Kali region near Adulis and Danite settlements
Usselmeer—Usara/Uras/Suli and Meer or Moeris or Mayur region
Afsluitdijk—Abyssinia-Lot, and Zingri coast/Zang/Habashat coast
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