Biodiversity boon for Niue, the world’s first ‘dark sky nation’

This month the tiny Pacific island of Niue became the world’s first “dark sky nation.” The International Dark-Sky Association made the designation to recognize the visibility and clarity of Niue’s starry nights, and the country’s commitment to protecting its nocturnal environment by mitigating artificial light pollution.

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Last updated on 26 March 2020

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Niue
Region: 
South Pacific
Threats: 
Light pollution