This is cool. I didn’t know this even existed!

Exmoor National Park has been designated the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Europe!

A view of the stars is a view of our natural heritage and a spectacular quality of Exmoor’s night time landscape. Dark night skies are a declining resource, threatened by development and the effects of intrusive artificial lighting. To help protect Exmoor’s natural environment the National Park Authority aims to achieve International Dark Sky Reserve status, an award administered by the International Dark Skies Association IDA. Through careful management of artificial lighting the darkness of the night can be protected with benefits to wildlife, people and our natural environment.

via Dark Skies.

This is very like the Stargazing St idea at the London Sustainability Jam which hoped to bring such schemes to cities.

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