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The International Dark-Sky Association works to protect the night skies for present and future generations.

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Leading a Movement: IDA 3-Year Strategic Plan (2019-2021)

Protecting the night sky from light pollution is a critical mission that supports human health and heritage, preserves wildlife habitat, saves money, and provides visual access to celestial discovery for professional and amateur astronomers alike. […] Read More

Pollinators: switch street lights off at midnight to help moths and nocturnal wildlife

Pollinators: switch street lights off at midnight to help moths and nocturnal wildlife Image

  by Callum Macgregor Postdoctoral research associate, University of York Conservation is often a conflict between the demands of development and a desire to do what is best for the environment. It’s rare that we get […] Read More

France Adopts National Light Pollution Policy Among Most Progressive In The World

France Adopts National Light Pollution Policy Among Most Progressive In The World Image

by John Barentine, IDA Director of Public Policy A new law came into effect in France on the first day of 2019 that sets an important standard in western Europe for the protection of nighttime […] Read More

Stewart Island/Rakiura Achieves International Dark Sky Sanctuary Accreditation

Stewart Island/Rakiura Achieves International Dark Sky Sanctuary Accreditation Image

All eyes are now looking to the Stewart Island/Rakiura night sky with the Island officially recognised for its exceptional night sky quality. The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) has confirmed that Stewart Island/Rakiura has been […] Read More

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