On the eve of World Environment Day, Canada High Commission today organised a workshop with a view to encouraging children to think of ways to save the state bird, house sparrow which is slowly diminishing in numbers.

The workshop which the commission jointly oragnised with the ECO Roots, an NGO, saw a participation of more than 100 children between the age of eight and 12 years from various schools based in Delhi and the NCR and from NGOs such as Asha Society and Children of the World.

The birds are seen in fewer places than they were before 2005’.

Pune: The house sparrow is now the fourth most commonly-sighted bird in India, with the first three being the Rock Pigeon, which has emerged as the most common bird in India, the house crow and the

Mumbai: The house sparrow, once the most commonly sighted bird in the country, is gradually losing its presence in the urban landscape.

According to the Common Bird Monitoring of India (CBMI), a year-old initiative of environment organization Nature Forever Society, the sparrow is now the fourth most common bird in the country. The CBMI identified 794 locations in the country where rock pigeons are found, 822 locations where crows were often spotted, 743 where common mynas were spotted, and only 494 locations where house sparrows were seen in the last one year.

New Delhi: Sparrows have become so rare in the capital that it seems not even Delhi’s environment department can identify it correctly.

Urbanisation, Insecticides Pushing Winged Creatures Towards Extinction

Lucknow: Many bird species once sighted commonly across Uttar Pradesh are now vanishing. The reasons could be many and diverse, but technology appears to be the biggest factor behind this threat looming over the feathered friends of man. First mynahs faced the extinction threat, then sparrows and vultures followed. And now, the existence of graceful peacock is also threatened due to various factors.

Sparrows Indicate Environmental Well-Being, Their Absence Worrying: Experts

Bangalore: They may be small but their presence makes a big impact. Sparrows are an indicator of the environmental health of an area, say experts. And their disappearance can be linked to increase in infectious diseases and ecological changes, they warn.

The Delhi Government’s initiative to revive the population of the house sparrow is yet to yield results as bigger birds-pigeons and mynahs are creating hindrances.

Environmental organizations have alleged that state forest department has no blueprint for the conservation of the rich wildlife diversity in south Assam.

Urban noise could be the key cause of the declining sparrow population in the city.