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István Gyarmathy Zoltán Kolláth

Abstract

National parks and protected areas have an important role in protecting starry sky and the undisturbed


nighttime environment. Hortobágy which is one of the darkest areas in Hungary, became an International Dark Sky Parks recently. Its significance is mostly related to the protection of the high biodiversity which is endangered by the effects of light pollution. A special monitoring program has been started to survey the nocturnal species and also to monitor the quality of the night sky using   digital cameras. Stargazing night walks are frequently organized. There is a high interest by the general public to attend these night adventures.

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How to Cite
GYARMATHY, István; KOLLÁTH, Zoltán. Hortobágy National Park. International Journal of Sustainable Lighting, [S.l.], v. 19, n. 1, p. 1-9, june 2017. ISSN 2586-1247. Available at: <http://lightingjournal.org/index.php/path/article/view/60>. Date accessed: 24 july 2017.
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