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