The Negative Effects of Artificial Light on Wildlife [Infographics]

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Our society is dependent on artificial light solutions to function; they’re essential to the running of our homes, offices and roads.

Not only is artificial light damaging to our health, contributing to light pollution and using a huge amount of energy, but it is also dangerous to the survival of many species of wildlife.

Some species have a specific routine that they depend on to function. This routine dictates their eating and sleeping patterns, their mating and hunting habits and their typical flight paths.

Natural light is essential to the maintenance of this routine for many species.

The glare of artificial light from residential communities, cars on the road and city buildings makes it difficult for many species to sustain these routines.

Without their natural routine, many species become confused and vulnerable to predators, often with fatal consequences.

It is essential that we be more considerate to the wildlife around us when choosing our lighting solutions to ensure that we are not contributing further to the issue.

This infographic created by 4ever Deck looks in detail at the effect that artificial light is having on wildlife and presents some ways that we can try to reduce light pollution in our communities.


This infographic is provided by 4ever Deck.
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