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Danish Wadden Sea

Sea basin


Habitats: coastal/offshore

Single MPA or MPA network

Designation type

 Size (km2)

North East Atlantic Ocean



Single MPA

National park

1466 km²

Main pressures on the environment


Climate change

Fishing and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing

Main Challenges

Public participation needs to be increased in this MPA and more actions need to be done towards public awareness raising. A significant challenge is to improve the current ecological conditions as well as improve the management of the land-sea interface.


University of Southern Denmark

  Cintia O. Quintana




H. Cecilie Petersen