Tuesday, March 20, 2012
World Sparrow Day : Romance of the Sparrows!!
World Sparrow Day (WSD) is being celebrated on 20 March across the globe. The first World Sparrow Day was celebrated on March 20, 2010 across the globe to celebrate the beauty of the house sparrow. National and international organisations, NGOs, clubs and societies, universities, schools and individuals across the world celebrated the event by organizing awareness programs. This is to raise public awareness about the fast-diminishing House Sparrow species, which was seen very commonly in your neighborhood a decade back. Observing the day highlights the decline of the house sparrow and helps to build awareness on the problems faced by the species in its daily fight for survival.
The World Sparrow Day also celebrates the common biodiversity around us.
Lucky that I can still see plently of them in and around my neighborhood and I happen to click some pictures of the Sparrows romantic courtship on my balcony. Am sharing a few of them here today as my humble contribution towards World Sparrow Day.
Let us spare the Sparrows and conserve these dwindling species. The conservation of the house sparrow and its habitat will not only save much of the common biodiversity but provide a better environment for other bird species, too. Best wishes to all who are striving to save the Sparrows.
---- Diana Raj Kumari ---