Karnataka

Karkala: Sparrows Have Disappeared, Thanks to Modern Technology


Karkala, Oct 8 (DHNS): Wellknown environmentalist and Poornaprajna College retired principal Dr N A Madhyastha lamented over drastic decline in number of birds every year.

Speaking at the convention of bird watchers of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, organised by S A Hussain Memorial Trust and Bhuvanendra College here on Sunday, he noted that the increased use of modern technology has resulted in disappearance of sparrows. The number of crows which are found in our neighbourhood have also declined.



There is a decline in number of birds in irrigated areas. The number of migrant birds visiting various places have also declined over the years.”

The imbalance in nature has affected number of birds. There is ample opportunities for study on wetland and wetland birds. Dr T V Ramachandra of Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, delivered the key-note address.

Dr S V Narasimhan, MIT final-year student Ramith Singhal, entrepreneur Rohith Rao, NMPT’s T S N Murthy narrated their experiences as a bird watcher. Sri Bhuvanendra College Principal Prof Y Panduranga Nayak spoke on the occasion. Dr Krishna Mohan Prabhu of Prabhu General Hospital, Moodbidri, received S A Hussain Memorial Environment Award on the occasion.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 8 2012

    It is not because of the usage of technology the sparrows disappeared however it is solely because of considerably spraying of pesticides. Endosulphan can damage humans so extensively then remain the question of sensitive small birds sparrows. Un-imaginable. I am 100% sure extensive usage and spraying of pesticides caused valuable, beautiful, non damaging humans birds like the sparrows.
    Not only the sparrows the crows are also disappeared considerably. What a beautiful cries of these birds in the early morning.
    May God bless us the sparrows and crows once again.

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  • Fr. Lawrence Pinto, Anegudde, Austria

    Mon, Oct 8 2012

    Extensive and increasing use of pesticides, I think is the sole cause of the extermination of these fragile species and surely not due to the radiations.I hope the environmentalists take note of the actual and the real menace.

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  • Sampath, Surathakal, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 8 2012

    Nice program of its kind. And hearty congrats to Dr.Krishna Maohan prabhu who deserve this S A Hussain Memorial Environment Award. He is not only a very good photographer but a good teacher in the field of Photography for many youths in an around Mangalore . Please see the following website for more on Dr.Krishna Mohan Prabhu. http://www.drkrishi.com/ Kudos to him

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  • Dr Kusuma , Nellore/Kundapura(Hanglur)

    Mon, Oct 8 2012

    I think we should use less of electronic devices in this modern era then everything will be okay in our country.

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  • John DSouza, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 8 2012

    Love and respect for human lives also have disappeared, along with the sparrows, the love birds.
    Only population has increased.

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  • G R PRABHU, BEJAI ,MANGALORE

    Mon, Oct 8 2012

    Not only Sparrows,I think Mosquitoes all so Reduced .This my Observation.

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  • Patric, Jeppu, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 8 2012

    Not only sparrow's and crow's many more creatures like fly's, birds, butterfly's, plants are disappeared in DK. So sad...

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  • Syed, Udupi

    Mon, Oct 8 2012

    Due to WiFi radiation, in future sparrow family and pigeon are slowly disappearing from this planet.

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