Jul 16, 2022
In Business Forum
After a lot of hard work, when the opportunity was ripe, the author and these fellows pushed forward an unprecedented project: to create a "Starry Sky Reserve" that can keep pace with the international community, in order to establish exemplary indicators. With the support of the Nantou County Government, the Taroko National Park Management Office, and the Dongshi Forest Management Office of the Forestry Bureau, the Hehuan Mountain Dark Sky Park project was officially promoted and became the first officially recognized starry sky reserve in China. After half a year of active preparation and hard planning, the Photo Manipulation Services author's team finally delivered the application documents for "Hehuan Mountain Dark Sky Park" to the International Dark-sky Association (IDA) at the end of July 2018. In October, the long-planned and expected visit to the International Dark Space Association and several dark space parks in the western United States finally set off. This trip symbolizes Taiwan's work and philosophy in light pollution prevention and star protection, and it is officially in line with international standards. 21_National Institutes of Health Image source: provided by the author The driving force behind global star protection IDA is an international non-profit organization located in Tucson, Arizona, USA, dedicated to advancing light pollution control around the world. Its influence spreads all over the world, and many national parks and ecological reserves established in many countries have participated in the response by improving light pollution. At present, there are more than 100 dark space parks, dark space protected areas and dark space communities that have been certified by countries all over the world. The latest to be certified is the German town of Fulda, with a population of about 68,000, located near Rhön, an ecological reserve certified by UNESCO and an IDA certified dark space. the western edge of the reserve.