Recommendation 2.5: Designation of the Wadden Sea for the List of Wetlands of International Importance


2nd Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
Groningen, the Netherlands
7-12 May 1984

NOTING the vital link between the Banc d'Arguin in Mauritania and the Wadden Sea for migratory waterfowl such as Limosa lapponica and Calidris canutus;

APPLAUDING the announcement by the Government of the Netherlands of the designation for the List of Wetlands of International Importance of that part of the Wadden Sea under the jurisdiction of the Netherlands;

RECALLING that the Governments of the Netherlands, the Federal Republic of Germany and Denmark committed themselves in the joint Declaration of 1982 to protect the Wadden Sea;

THE SECOND CONFERENCE OF THE CONTRACTING PARTIES

RECOMMENDS that the Federal Republic of Germany and Denmark designate for the List the whole of the parts of the Wadden Sea under their jurisdiction, thereby making a significant contribution to the chain of reserves in the western Palearctic flyway.

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