GN Bureau | March 20, 2015
Where have all the sparrows gone?... This had me baffled. I knew nothing about the sparrows going anywhere, but then, I had never paid much attention to their comings and goings. One is inclined to take sparrows for granted… How can you have a world without sparrows? - Ruskin Bond in one of his short stories.
Sparrows are disappearing. Yes.
The declining population of the bird is of huge concern and has resulted in several conservation campaigns to stabilize the population. The house sparrow was declared the state bird of New Delhi in 2012, as part of a massive campaign to save the species and raise awareness about its life and habitat.
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But the daily guest to our homes which doesn’t often visits us trended on social media on Friday. The occasion was world sparrow day. #Sparrow and #WorldSparrowDay emerged out as the new tool (effective or ineffective is for you to decided) to support the bird thrive.
Listed below is how people show their online love for the chirpy and harmless creatures, listed in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), red list.
@BeingShonali Sparrow... Its ur day :D World Sparrow Day ...— PremRatanDhanPayo (@SalmansDarling) March 20, 2015
Let's celebrate World Sparrow Day ....rarely seeing bird now :( pic.twitter.com/uKMElu5SDG— Tofique Shaikh (@tofiqueshaikh) March 20, 2015
What is world sparrow day?
World Sparrow Day is observed on March 20 every year to raise awareness about the sparrows and the threat to their population,
This was started by the Nature Forever Society of India in collaboration with other organisations across the globe. The theme for this year is ‘I love sparrows’ inspired by the relationship between people and endangered bird.
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