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Light Pollution

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The coast of the Marine Reserve in Isla Verde has been chosen by the Environmental Quality Board and the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources to begin an orientation project on light pollution and the process of changing lamps and lights that project onto the beach . Students from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts. They have carried out a study on this situation in Isla Verde and it will be the beginning of a transformation of the night on our beach.

2015
We thank the Environmental Quality Board, especially José Alicea Pou, Nitza Marrero and Miriam Ortiz, Astrid Green, Hiram Cruz and Carlos Diez from the DRNA who have educated us on the subject. We also thank the hotel and condominium administrations in the area that have collaborated to correct the problem of light pollution, joining the nocturnal transformation of the metropolitan beaches.

Artificial lights on the beach affect the nesting of leatherbacks and their hatchling turtles. On the beach of Isla Verde (east), the night beach is now another and we can already see the stars. We are starting.

2016
We thank the Environmental Quality Board, especially José AliceaPou, NitzaMarrero, Miriam Ortíz and Carlos Diez, DRNA, who have educated us on the subject. Arrecifes Pro Ciudad participates in the Light Pollution Advisory Council.

A special thanks to the students of the New England Worcester Polytechnic for the study and inventory on light pollution in Isla Verde. Artificial lights on the beach affect the nesting of leatherbacks and their hatchling turtles.

As can be seen in the second photo, the nest is in front of the lights of the Intercontinental Hotel.

Tina Tinglar manual is used in orientation meetings with the neighbors.

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We thank the administration and residents of the Playa Dorada Condominium who, by painting the balloons towards the beach, solved the problem in an economical and effective way. Thank you very much Playa Dorada!

And we continue to struggle with light pollution and construction on the beach.