The IslandNature

While generally not an uncommon sight, Sylt even manages to give ordinary sand its own unique spin: in the form of our ,,wandering dunes’’. Yet botanical biodiversity and a functioning ecosystem require extensive protection

Intact nature is rightfully considered the greatest luxury of our century.


While larger fins roam through the North Sea, tiny feet burrow into the mudflat. Being out and about in a World Heritage Site is all the same to them. And the lambs also see less scenic fascination than proven sources of fodder in the salt meadows, green dikes and heathland. Despite all the beauty, dunes are not a decoration, but an essential island anchorage, and the 40 kilometres of sandy beach are a buffer zone between sea and land, as well as somewhat of an Eldorado for seashell seekers. Hence, it is less a matter of miserliness than generosity that over half of the island is under nature protection status. Only true sustainability can preserve (the joy of) our valuable legacy for generations to come.

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