About this document
The guidelines raise awareness of the impacts of artificial light on wildlife. They can help you protect Australia’s threatened wildlife.
The guidelines provide:
- a framework for how to assess and manage the light pollution impacts on protected wildlife
- detailed guidance for how to manage artificial light
- specific advice on how to protect marine turtles, seabirds and migratory shorebirds.
How to use
You can help protect Australia’s wildlife from the stresses and impacts of light pollution.
To help, you can put in place our recommended approaches.
How they were developed
We worked with the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. We developed these guidelines under the:
The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals endorsed these guidelines in February 2020. This was during their 13th Conference of Parties.