The impacts of artificial light on marine turtles

Australian Government (Draft) National Light Pollution Guidelines for Wildlife including Marine Turtles, Seabirds and Migratory Shorebirds. Department of the Environmental and Energy, Canberra. 202 p

Aim: 
The purpose of these Guidelines is to raise awareness of the potential impacts of artificial light on wildlife and provide a framework for assessing and managing these impacts on susceptible listed wildlife.
Type of Study: 
Review of light impacts on wildlife, summary of mitigation options and framework for managing impacts of light on wildlife.
Key Results: 
The National Light Pollution Guidelines will raise awareness of the potential impacts of artificial light on wildlife and provide a framework for assessing and managing these impacts on susceptible listed wildlife. The Guidelines are built around a concept of best practice lighting design principles; and a risk assessed and adaptive management approach to light management near protected wildlife.
Response: 
Use the right light in the right place at the right time - sometimes this will be no light.
Reviewer: 
Karen Arthur
Ecosystem: 
Australia
Full Reference: 
Australian Government (Draft) National Light Pollution Guidelines for Wildlife including Marine Turtles, Seabirds and Migratory Shorebirds. Department of the Environmental and Energy, Canberra. 202 p