Since we last checked in, we announced a new partnership with the National Audubon Society. This comes just in time to raise awareness about the devastating impact light pollution has on migratory birds during fall migration.
On top of that exciting news, we have announced the designation of five new International Dark Sky Places: Davagh Forest Park, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, and the Slumgullion Center. This is such an incredible accomplishment in the battle to preserve the night.
Additionally, we are featuring the work of IDA Delegate Vitor Barbato Honorato in Brazil.
We are pleased to announce a new partner in our critical work to protect the night from light pollution – The National Audubon Society. The first of these projects seeks to protect millions of migratory birds as they head south this fall to their wintering grounds.
This is only the second International Dark Sky Place to receive this special designation that draws attention to the role urban protected landscapes play in raising public awareness of light pollution.
Nestled in the mountains of the Pisgah National Forest at a former historic NASA facility, the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in Transylvania County has been awarded the prestigious designation of International Dark Sky Park.
You can help us fight light pollution and protect the night. IDA members and supporters are on the ground making a difference every day by spreading the word about light pollution to their neighbors, communities, and public officials. Become a leader in night sky protection.