The Marker Wadden islands in Markermeer Lake in the Netherlands is a man-made archipelago of five islands in the province of Flevoland. The group of islands was artificially created by some visionaries who dreamt about humans living in harmony with nature and to restore plant and wildlife wealth of Earth.
Markermeer, the lake in which the islands are located, has an area of 700 square km. Marker Wadden comprises five islands in the Flevoland province and the creators aim to set up a new ecosystem there. They feel that this would improve the water quality of the lake as well as bring people closer to nature. The project was launched in 2017 and is being implemented under the aegis of Natuurmonumenten, the Dutch Society for Nature Conservation.
Markermeer is among the largest freshwater lakes in western Europe and Marker Wadden was constructed through waste management efforts and other conservational methods.
At present, visitors are allowed only on one island, while in the other four flora is being restored. These islands are meant to be a habitat for birds and animals. Already, thousands of birds and animals have made the islands their home.
Visitors to Marker Wadden say that it offers a truly unique experience that cannot be felt anywhere else in Europe. The islands are considered to be the land of the future and there are plans to allow human habitations also there.