World Sparrows Day today

Published: 19th March 2017 01:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2017 03:24 PM  

The students are seen forming human chain by wearing the mask of sparrow as a part of the World Sparrow Day to create awareness to the people at American College in Madurai on Monday. | (KK Sundar | EPS)
Another Glimpse from the same event. | (KK Sundar | EPS)
World Sparrow Day is designated to raise awareness of the house sparrow and other common birds to urban environments, and of threats to their populations, observed on 20 March. | (Vinay Madapu | EPS)
It is an international initiative by the Nature Forever Society of India in collaboration with the France-based Eco-System Action Foundation and many other national and international organisations across the world. | (Vinay Madapu | EPS)
The idea was to earmark a day and convey the message of conservation of the house sparrow and other common birds and also mark a day of celebration to appreciate the beauty of the common biodiversity which is taken so much for granted. | (Vinay Madapu | EPS)
The first World Sparrow Day was celebrated in 2010 in different parts of the world by carrying out different various kinds of activities and events like art competitions, awareness campaigns, and sparrow processions as well as interactions with media. | (Vinay Madapu | EPS)
The population of sparrows is decreasing day by day because of heavy radiation and lack of food and water. | (Vinay Madapu | EPS)
World Sparrow Day has a broader vision to provide a platform where people who are working on the conservation of the house sparrow can network, collaborate and exchange conservation ideas which will lead to better science and improved results. | (Vinay Madapu | EPS)
To encourage efforts made towards this cause and to selflessly conserve the environment, Nature Forever Society for India has instituted the first Sparrow Awards in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on 20 March 2011. | (Vinay Madapu | EPS)
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