Niue To Become World’s First Country For A Dark Sky Place

Niue To Become World’s First Country For A Dark Sky Place

14/03/2020 0 By M Zaman

Niue is a small but a beautiful country in the Oceania continent of Pacific sea. The Pacific island of Niue is set to become the world’s first country of an International Dark Sky Place.

The country will now provide protection of its for sky, sea, and land. In the nearer future, visitors will visit Niue mostly to enjoy its Dark Sky Place.

As, the country has received formal accreditation from the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary and International Dark Sky Community .

Adam Dalton, International Dark Sky Places Program Manager states, “Following a rigorous application and approval process I would like to formally congratulate Niue on becoming the newest addition to IDA’s International Dark Sky Places Program”.

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Niue has marine reservation area which encompasses 40% of Niue’s exclusive economic zone. Also, the Huvalu Forest Conservation Area which contains some of the most threatened flora and fauna in the world.

Niue is the world’s smallest independent nation

Niue is the world’s smallest independent nation (Image: Darksky/Mark Russell)

However, since Niue has become as part of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) agreement it will provide utmost protection for for its sky, land, and sea.

Also, the newly signed accordance with IDA will is set to provide a significant economic opportunity for the small Pacific island with a growing global interest in Astro-tourism.

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There are additional information available from here.

You can travel from London to Australia in just 19 hours of flight.

Most Important Facts About Niue

Niue is a very tiny country in the Pacific Ocean. The country has a small population of 1,500.

The country lies within other Pacific countries in the Oceania continent Tonga, Samoa, and the Cook Islands. It is just 2400km northeast of New Zealand.

There is a most common fact you must know about Niue. The country is a famous place for star navigation. Niueans have a long history of star navigation and a life regulated by lunar cycles and star positions.

Meanwhile, you will find further information about the Pacific country of Nieu from here.

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