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World Sparrow Day 2024

World Sparrow Day 2024:

Every year, World Sparrow Day is observed on March 20, shedding light on the significance of sparrows in maintaining biodiversity and ecological balance.

  • In 2024, the theme for World Sparrow Day is “Sparrows: Give them a tweet-chance!”, “I Love Sparrows” and “We Love Sparrows”.
  • The inaugural World Sparrow Day took place on March 20, 2010. In India, it was initiated by the Nature Forever Society.
  • Founded by Mohammed Dilawar, an Indian conservationist, the society aimed to emphasize the importance of conserving house sparrows and other common birds.
  • Sparrow populations are declining due to habitat degradation, urbanization, and changes in agricultural practices.
  • The loss of nesting sites and foraging areas, as well as the decline in insect populations, are major factors.
  • This decline has wide-ranging effects, including potential increases in insect pests and threats to biodiversity.