The Australian Government is investing over $200,000 for 5 new projects that turn off the lights to protect the coastal habitat of Australia’s threatened migratory species, including sea turtles and migratory birds. These projects range from education campaigns to restoring and planting sand dunes.
Light pollution can prevent species such as green turtle hatchlings from reaching the ocean and short-tailed shearwater fledglings from taking their first flight.
There are 6 ways you can help reduce light pollution:
- Start with natural darkness and only add light for a specific purpose.
- Use adaptive light controls to manage the timing, intensity and colour of light.
- Light only the area needed.
- Use low-intensity lighting and keep it close to the ground.
- Use non-reflective, dark-coloured surfaces near lighting fixtures.
- Avoid white lights - use amber (low-CCT) lighting with little or no blue wavelength.
Media release on light pollution grants
More information on how you can help reduce light pollution