World Sparrow Day celebrated today
Attribution: Deepak Sundar, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The theme for this year’s World Sparrow Day, “I love Sparrows”, emphasizes the role of individuals and communities in sparrow conservation.  

This day is celebrated to increase public knowledge about sparrow’s declining population and the need for its conservation. This occasion offers people a chance to unite and take action to protect and conserve sparrows. 


Currently, population of sparrows almost everywhere in the world is decreasing. House sparrows are known only to live in close contact with human beings in buildings and gardens. Their population is on decline mainly due to currents trends in urbanisation which does not support their habitats. Modern house designs, pollution, microwave towers, pesticides, loss of natural grasslands etc have made it difficult for sparrows to sustain hence decline in their population.  




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