World Sparrow Day - 20 March

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World Sparrow Day is celebrated every year on 20 March.

An Overview of the News

  • World Sparrow Day aims to raise awareness around the world about the declining population of the common house sparrow.

Origin and Effects:

  • World Sparrow Day originated as a collaboration between the Nature Forever Society (NFS) in India and the Eco-Sys Action Foundation in France.

  • World Sparrow Day was inaugurated in 2010 to draw attention to the alarming decline of the house sparrow and encourage concerted conservation efforts.

  • NFS founder Mohammed Dilawar was inspired by the 'Save the Sparrow' campaign that began in Rajasthan, India during the 1960s.

  • Dilawar's goal was to turn this local campaign into a global movement for sparrow conservation.

  • The NFS website serves as a repository of knowledge, providing information on sparrow species from more than 25 countries.

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