The second World Sparrow Day will be observed on Sunday to create awareness about the sharp decline in the number of sparrows and other small birds across Delhi.
This year’s theme — Chirp for the Sparrow, Tweet for the Sparrow — is aimed at building public opinion for conservation of small birds. Sparrows found not just in and around Delhi, but across Asia, Europe and Africa have been declining drastically.
“This year’s World Sparrow Day will highlight the significance of not only sparrows but all birds and bio-diversity, both of which are often overlooked,” said a Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) release.
Last year, Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit hosted the first World Sparrow Day. This year, the main event would be held at Wipro campus, Bengaluru.
“Today’s common species are tomorrow’s threatened ones. If timely conservation measures are not initiated, we may lose all just like the vultures that are on the verge of extinction,” the release added.