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WCC 2016 Res 044 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
South and East Asia
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Commission on Ecosystems Management 2013-2016 (CEM)
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Tribal Foundation, Nagercoil
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessWorld Sparrow Day was celebrated with school kids to create awareness on the dwindling population of the House Sparrow. Due to concrete buildings there is no space to build the nests in houses, which were formerly tiled. Addition of pollution by vehicles, polluted smoke emanating factories and increase in vehicle population make the sparrow abstain from these places. The heavy use of pesticides for agricultural crops, where birds depend on the crops for food as worms, insects and grains kill the birds or make them impotent, resulting in population decrease. So we have a project to conserve the bird in a two storey vegetable market by fixing wooden nests that has proved a success, where the bird population has registered enormous growth. Another activity was done in Holy Cross College, Nagercoil to demonstrate how to make sparrow nest boxes. Students took a pledge by signing in a poster that they would conserve the dwindling sparrows. On-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
Mere 4 pairs of birds have been multiplied into 400 pairs in 10 years.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Due to the fake belief that sparrow meat has therapeutic uses the bird is hunted and poached and population is decreasing.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessThe project is extended to other areas, where 4 or 5 pairs are indentified in rural areas. We celebrate World sparrow Day every year and will expand the scope to educational institutions and the public.
Field activitiesDue to the fake belief that sparrow meat has therapeutic uses the bird is hunted and poached.
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