Wadden Sea Conservation Station
The Wadden Sea Conservation Station (German: Schutzstation Wattenmeer) is a non-profit, NGO in North Germany. The organisation was founded in 1962 and, since then, has been one of the official NGO partners of the Wadden Sea National Parks. Today the conservation group employs about 30 young people, both volunteers and paid workers, at its headquarters in Husum and the station at Hallig, Hooge.
The main work of the organisation is running continuous monitoring programmes, such as bird-monitoring, monitoring of the tidal-influenced benthos and coastal-monitoring. Also the station carries out a wide programme of guided tours, information evenings and other PR activities.
At Westerhever and at Hallig Hooge the stations run two training establishments. Since 2009 there has been a German Foundation "Stiftung Schutzstation Wattenmeer" which supports the everyday work of the organisation.