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WCC 2012 Rec 183 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas 2017-2020
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
United States of America
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
InterEnvironment Institute / United States of America
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
International Dark Sky Association, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Starlight Initiative (Spain)
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessPromotion of nature conservation values to astronomy-based organisationsOn-going
Policy influencing/advocacyAdoption of light pollution abatement approaches into urban and rural planning and managementOn-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
Incorporation of nature conservation and nocturnal ecology appreciation into protected area management: increasing number of protected area organisations adopt dark sky principle, but no firm numbers available.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Funding issues, e.g.: failure to find funds to participate in relevant major meetings, e.g. 2014 World Parks Congress, Sydney; challenge of finding supporting funds for preparation of a best practices report.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessReport on Dark Skies Best Practices and Guidelines report for protected areas and nature conservation
Policy influencing/advocacyContinued participation with astronomy-based organizations to incorporate nature conservation into dark sky place recognition programmes.
Additional Information