World Sparrow Day: History, Theme and What Can We Do for Chirpy Tiny Birds?

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World Sparrow Day: Every year on March 20th, World Sparrow Day is observed to raise awareness about the protection of common house sparrows.

World Sparrow Day: History, Theme and What Can We Do for Chirpy Tiny Birds?
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House sparrows used to be found on nearly every continent, from Australia to North America, to the point that they were known as the Common House Sparrow. The bird’s population is now quickly dropping around the world, including India.

Every year on March 20th, World Sparrow Day is observed to raise awareness about the protection of common house sparrows, who are rapidly becoming extinct owing to urbanisation, high pollution levels, global warming, and the loss of ecological resources, among other factors.

The Nature Forever Society, a non-profit. organisation founded by Mohammed Dilawar, a globally renowned environmentalist who is concerned about sparrow conservation has taken the initiative to have a day dedicated to sparrows.

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History of World Sparrow Day 2022

In 2010, World Sparrow Day was observed for the first time, signalling the start of a movement to rescue these chirpy tiny birds. It was started by the Nature Forever Society and is now celebrated by environmentalists all around the world.

Dilawar was the driving force behind the project project to conserve sparrows that began in Nashik and earned him TIME magazine notice in 2008. He was named to the magazine’s “Heroes for the Environment” list for that year.

Theme for World Sparrow Day 2022

This year’s World Sparrow Day theme is “I Love Sparrows,” with the goal of uniting individuals from all walks of life who share the desire to see community-driven conservation activities centred on sparrows accelerate.

What can you do to aid the sparrow?

We can simply put bird feeders and water bowls in our backyard, schools, parks or anywhere the environment for birds can be created. Schools should ask the students to volunteer in drives to preserve and create an environment for sparrows.


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