“Everyone can help relieve stress on the remaining habitat of the blue-grey taildropper slug by keeping all outdoor lights directed to the ground and off when not needed.
Light pollution is a fast growing and pervasive form of environmental pollution. Its myriad effects on wildlife include altering behaviours and breeding cycles of many species, which reduce fitness and reproductive success. It can alter predator-prey balance, disrupt food chains and contribute to declining biodiversity.
Any light you project outside adds to the unnatural over-illumination of the outdoors at night. This includes indoor lights when window blinds are not drawn after dark.
Reducing the contribution of light pollution to the erosion of environmental health will benefit all species.
It will also save energy and money, reduce your carbon footprint and help restore the enthralling sight of the night sky from which our ancestors found inspiration, knowledge and pleasure.”
Light pollution affects all creatures possessing a circadian rhythm cycle negatively–nearly all life on Earth. The only way to prevent changes to biodiversity and behavior from light pollution, is to shield all of our lights downward. That way, there is no wasted energy, nor obstructing light. We can make a difference!
Let there be night!