Tuesday, February 01, 2011

WSD - World Sparrow Day

There are at least 24 different species of sparrow through-out the world and, although many are under pressure, World Sparrow Day (WSD) focuses particularly on the decline, both in number and range, of the common House Sparrow (Passer domesticus). Once common across the world this species is declining everywhere with, worryingly, no apparent specific reason as to why.
WSD is a day whereby the message is simply to bring the sparrow into the focus of everyone in order to raise awareness of its plight and to focus on issues giving rise to its decline.
For those interested The Independent newspaper is still offering a financial reward to anyone who can solve the mystery of the decline.

See: http://www.worldsparrowday.org/index.html

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