Sparrows return to India's backyards

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STORY: Spotting an urban sparrow in India has grown

increasingly difficult in recent years

Experts say pollution, pesticide use and

deforestation are some of the reasons

Some conservationists have taken it upon

themselves to help reverse the trend

(Gaurav Bajpai, Save Sparrow Campaign founder)

"The eggs of sparrows and their hatchlings die the most after falling out of trees. We were seeing that they were dying in the first 15 days of being born. We saw that 60% of the sparrows died during this period after falling from trees. So, we started to keep them in a shelter home."

Bajpai builds and distributes sparrow houses

He says their efforts have helped sparrows return to urban areas