The NamibRand Nature Reserve also got the "Gold Tier" status, a term used to describe reserves with nighttime environments that have little to no impact from light pollution and artificial light. NamibRand's nearest neighboring communities are small and lie some 100 km distant, so the reserve's sky is one of the darkest yet measured.
The International Dark-Sky Association established the International Dark Sky Places conservation program in 2001 to recognise excellent stewardship of the night sky. Designations are based on stringent outdoor lighting standards and innovative community outreach. Since the program began four communities and ten parks have also received International Dark Sky designations. Kudos loreastro for the amazing video!