|UNESCO #1314 - The Wadden Sea - NETHERLANDS|
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The Wadden Sea - NETHERLANDS - UNESCO #1314
Today was a great day for my mailbox - five postcards (all UNESCO) from three countries found it's way to my collection. This first one is from Wadden Sea, the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats in the world, a Transboundary World Heritage Site that spreads over Germany and Germany coast. Thank you very much Moniek, the math of my collection stands the same because last October I've got a card from Germany with a Wadden Sea beach, but now that I have a Dutch card, this site is now complete (if only Struve Geodetic Arc was that easy). This postcard took 2 days to arrive!
The Wadden Sea comprises the Dutch Wadden Sea Conservation Area and the German Wadden Sea National Parks of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. It is a large temperate, relatively flat coastal wetland environment, formed by the intricate interactions between physical and biological factors that have given rise to a multitude of transitional habitats with tidal channels, sandy shoals, sea-grass meadows, mussel beds, sandbars, mudflats, salt marshes, estuaries, beaches and dunes.