The number of sparrows is dwindling. And that too very fast. Though the issue may not strike us in one go, the decline in the number of sparrows is really a matter of concern. But one thing that is for sure is that as fellow citizens we can do out bit to save this bird.
''House sparrows (Passer domesticus) are the indicator of the environment and they are facing a serious threat. We need to generate funds for extensive research,'' says Dilawar Mohammed, adding that he would be visiting several places across the country to generate more data on sparrows and their decline.
Dilawar has been associated with the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and have recently launched a website - www.natureforever.org - to save sparrows.
Text: Sify Correspondent