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NamibRand Nature Reserve Becomes Africa’s First International Dark Sky Reserve


24 May, 2012. TUCSON, AZ & WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA – Namibiaʼs NamibRand Nature Reserve,
one of Africaʼs largest private nature reserves, has expanded its conservation role to include preserving the star-filled nighttime skies that shine above its dunes and mountains. These efforts in night sky conservation have earned the reserve high honors as the International Dark-Sky Association has just announced that NamibRand Nature Reserve is the worldʼs newest International Dark Sky Reserve.

The International Dark-Sky Associationʼs night sky conservation efforts include working with groups to form International Dark Sky Reserves (IDSR) and other dark sky places. International Dark-Sky Associationʼs Executive Director Bob Parks explains, “The night sky over the NamibRand Nature Reserve is exceptional, as are the efforts the reserve has taken in modifying its lighting for the sake of its wildlife and visitors.”

Full Story: http://docs.darksky.org/PR/NamibRandNR_PR_Final.pdf

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