SONEPUR: With ornithologists worried about the declining sparrow population, the Forest Department has launched a campaign to conserve and protect them.

The administration has initiated a probe into an incident in which a large number of birds including 11 peacocks had died following consumption of poison-laced grains in Lasara Jhiri forest near he

AHMEDABAD: An environment and forests' ministry study has blamed electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from communication towers for the declining numbers of sparrows and bees.

India should bring out a law to protect its wildlife from the ill-effects of electromagnetic-field radiation from mobile phone towers, which may be endangering birds, bees and disturbing wildlife a

Conservation efforts for Olive Ridley turtles have led to protection of house sparrows at Purunabandha village near Rushikulya rookery in Orissa.

Villagers involved in guarding the endangered Olive Ridley turtles at this major nesting site have extended their efforts to house sparrows.

During the past few years house sparrows had started to vanish from most of the rural areas of Orissa due t

Rotary Bangalore West, in association with Nature Forever, organised a

Population of house sparrows is fast declining due to dangers posed to their survival by a host of factors including mobile phone towers, prompting a UK-based forum to enlist the tiny birds in the 'Red List' of endangered avian species'.

The UN has declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity. And the theme of World Environment Day being observed today is: "Many Species. One Planet. One Future."

Geetanjali Krishna / New Delhi May 15, 2010, 0:39 IST

House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) once a common sight, has witnessed a sharp decline in its population and have become a rare sight. File photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

To focus on the rapidly declining population of the bird, ornithologists and bird lovers in Orissa have suggested artificial breeding to increase their numbers