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Common Bird Monitoring of India
A few years ago I illustrated this portrait of Mohammed Dilawar for TIME magazine for their special report on “Environmental Heroes”.
It has been Mohammed’s mission to save the sparrows of India once he learned about the declining population in 2005. After seeing a sparrow building a nest in a switch box of a telephone pole, Mohammed decided to help. He started designing and building wooden nesting boxes and then manufactured them on a nonprofit basis. In less than three years he’s sold more than a 1,000 of these nests. You can read the full TIME article HERE
Mohammed and I have been in touch since the TIME article was published in 2008. He recently asked me to illustrate a poster and a web banner to help further spread awareness of not only the sparrows, but of all common birds in India that are on the decline. I admire Mohammed and his efforts and I was honored to have been asked to help with his mission. March 20th is World Sparrow Day. Here are a few links if you’d like to learn more about Mohammed’s efforts or learn how to help.
Heroes of the Environment- Dorjee Sun
A recent Illustration of Australian entrepreneur Dorjee Sun for TIME magazine.
“Carbon Conservation grew out of Sun’s concern for the millions of hectares of rain forest destroyed each year in Indonesia. He knew that nonprofits alone weren’t going to stop tropical deforestation, which contributes as much as a quarter of the world’s carbon emissions. Deforestation would only end when it becomes more profitable to keep forests than to turn them into logs or farms. “I love NGOs, but I don’t think they’re the people alone who can change the world,” says Sun. “You have to make it a business.”