February 28, 2017 | Exposure to dim light at night (dLAN) disrupts natural light/dark cycles and impairs endogenous circadian rhythms necessary to maintain optimal biological function, including the endocrine and immune systems. We have previously demonstrated that white dLAN compromises innate and cell mediated immune responses in adult Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus).
January 2, 2017 | Abstract: ...this paper presents stakeholder-specific statements for bird conservation in city environments. Based upon the current urban bird literature we focus upon habitat fragmentation, limited habitat availability, lack of the native vegetation and vegetation structure as the most important challenges facing bird conservation in cities.
Decemeber 19, 2016 | At the Zoological Lighting Institute, these are our core beliefs. Our mission is to support scientific research for wildlife conservation and improvements in animal care with respect of lighting. We are ready to break new ground by working with communities all around the world. We pursue this by involving communities through education and conservation projects.
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December 19, 2016 | A film to explore relationships of light, culture and wildlife.
October 27, 2016 | As cities look to cut their energy costs they're increasingly turning to the use of LED bulbs for street lights, despite increased concern that the 'blue light' some LEDs omit can be bad for your sleep, lead to decreased visibility on roads and increase obesity.
September 2016 | As humans represent one animal among many, and as the diversity of animals is necessary for all, we are thankful that the AMA has championed good science for health of all!
September 2016 | Wildlife Sensitive Lighting Zoning Requirements: No person, firm or corporation, or their respective agents, servants or employees, shall install, repair, alter, replace, re-locate, operate or maintain any permanent outdoor light fixture, lamp or other artificial means of radiating light ("exterior lighting") on public or private property which is not in compliance with the following requirements.
September 2016 | Biodiversity and the wildlife it shows, help to make New Jersey great. New Jersey plays host to its own local species as well as countless migrants that improve communities from South America to Canada. It matters a great deal to the world how we effect wildlife here, as it would be impossible for humans to exist without the benefits that our wildlife provides.
September 3, 2016 | We are very pleased that the USDA is taking an interest in light as an important variable in the welfare of animals in managed care. As The Zoological Lighting Institute maintains a charitable mission to support scientific research in
photobiology and photo-ecology for animal welfare and wildlife conservation, we believe the topic to be of utmost importance.
March 22, 2016 | In 2014, the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) amended its Seal of Approval Program to accept only luminaires in 3000K and below. The lighting community seeks to understand this pushback against efficacious, scotopically rich outdoor lighting.
December 17, 2015 | New York City is currently replacing its 250,000 sodium-vapor streetlights with energy-saving LEDs as part of an effort to reduce carbon emissions started by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The new lights will save an estimated $14 million annually on energy and maintenance costs once they are fully installed in 2017.
December 1, 2013 | Horrified at the giga-scale death of birds caused by collisions with trendy expanses of plate glass in modern buildings, James Fischer calls on architects to bring an end to the needless slaughter - and "save a billion birds"!