NGO Number: 58/2020, 12A/80G
NITI Aayog, Government of India. Unique id no: TN/2021/0294349
Koodugal – கூடுகள் (NEST – Network for Environment sustainability Trust) as an unified team is trying to recreate, reduce and solve. By recreating a space for sparrow in your homes we are trying to save a species on the verge of extinction and thereby can balance the food chain.
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In 2014, the Journey started as a member of CARE – the Eco Club of Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur, supported by EMAI – Trust for Environment Monitoring and Action Initiating. We started a survey to identify areas in Chennai where House sparrow population is still existing. Based on the survey it was found that sparrow population is thriving in North Madras (Thiruvottiyur, Tondiarpet, Washermanpet, Royapuram etc.,) and also in pockets of Chintadripet, Triplicane, Urapakkam, T.Nagar, Velachery, Poonamallee, Perambur, ECR, Adyar, Pattinapakkam, Tambaram.
A step further, the members of EMAI and CARE started distributing nest boxes specially designed for House sparrow nesting and also deter crows from taking away eggs from the nest. The result was very promising as the nest boxes were immediately adopted by the House sparrows. The public was also eagerly willing to have the nest boxes in their houses.
Koodugal – கூடுகள் (NEST – Network for Environment sustainability Trust) as an unified team is trying to recreate, reduce and solve. By recreating a space for sparrow in your homes we are trying to save a species on the verge of extinction and thereby can balance the food chain. By reducing the plastic waste, we can make this earth a better place to live. And finally, we have a solution to address both water scarcity and prevention of young children falling inside bore well. At large, koodugal tries to restore our mother nature thereby can preserve the planet. It is made possible only with the support of people like you. We extend our gratitude to people and volunteers who are the pillars of koodugal in achieving the target.
A small step but a giant leap in conservation of Sparrows. Sparrow plays a vital role in maintaining the ecological balance in food chain. Most people think that cell phone towers had led to drastic decline in sparrow count. This is just a MYTH! Trendy Urban lifestyle is the crucial cause of Drastic decline in the count of Sparrows, not only because of high frequency cell phone towers. The prime intention of KOODUGAL – கூடுகள் (NEST – Network for Environment Sustainability Trust) is refurbishing the livelihood of Sparrows, by distributing birdhouse to the Eco lovers through the schools. In North Chennai, a small initiative by our community has given admirable results on Sparrow count. So far, we have organised few workshops, exhibition in wildlife photography and also awareness programs to emphasise the importance of sparrow in human’s life and environment.
Content development, Poster Preparation, Technical support, Box Cutting, Workshop Coordination
Contacting Schools for the association, Organising Support for Events, Workshop Coordination
People Handling Nest Making Demo & Installation Fabrication of Nest boxes & Public Speaking
The prime intention of KOODUGAL (NEST – Network for Environment Sustainability Trust) is refurbishing the livelihood of Sparrows, by distributing birdhouse to the Eco lovers through the schools. In North Chennai, a small initiative by our community has given admirable results on Sparrow count.
Ms. Shanthini, Co-founder and Managing trustee, Koodugal, Assistant Professor in RGCE and Mother of two, I want to motivate younger minds to REDUCE PLASTICS and encourage them to eat healthy foods. We organized an event Reduce Plastics for 4 months we collected 9000 used waste plastic pens from various sources like schools, neighbours etc., In these pens we made 300 pen stands and given an awareness of using ink pens then we give that pen stands along with one ink pen to every school where we are collected. We made cloth banner instead of using printed plastics banners for this event. Koodugal always gives eco-friendly gifts to encourage others to do. It’s one of the ways to REDUCE PLASTICS Moreover it creates great awareness among younger minds. Every handmade gift needs more patience and concentration. Normally in a function return gift are utensils, bags given apart from this we must give a useful Eco-friendly Handmade gift.
Our gifts are Mini Keyholder as return gifts, Nameboard keyholder, Brand name keyholder, Birthday gifts like cartoon pics of Cat, Elephant, Dove, Parrot, Peacock, Duck, heart in, religious gifts, Special Day wishes, Motivational words are customizing. Handmade eco-friendly gifts are always precious. Koodugal launching this for fund raising, if u like this then try it for ur loved ones or else contact us. In Koodugal creation we r uploading videos to motivate the younger minds. Now we are proud to say our gifts are reached younger minds and senior citizens too. In personal we went around 300 students’ home and fixed the given nest boxes, motivating students to make sparrow nest boxes with more concentration and patience and highly appreciated those who updated the status of nest box and activities of sparrows. Hard work never fails, nothing is impossible, keep motivating others . As a women be strong & positive in every circumstances so that we must achieve more
Myself U. Poongundran hailing from Thiruchitrambalam Kootroad, Vanur Taluk, Villupuram District. When I am working in SRMIST, Ramapuram campus, Mr. Kuruvi Ganeshan was working with me. He shared his experience about nature conservation especially sparrows for past 7 years. This provoked my interest to join with him and work towards nature. Hence, I joined Koodugal organization in May 2020. Before joining, I have interest in preserving the environment, thus after joining I felt very happy to work with Koodugal. I feel very much delighted to hear the sparrow sounds and recreating a space to live along with human. After joining Koodugal I learnt a lot in my life and acquired huge knowledge about anthropogenic effect on nature. So far, we have organized several events in and around the Chennai.
Myself C.Ayyanar hailing from Tenkasi district, Sankaran Kovil Taluk, in Thalavaipuram village. I am pursuing Ph.D. under the department of Mechanical Engineering in SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur Campus. When I was working in SRM at Ramapuram campus, that time I have met Mr. Kuruvi Ganeshan. He shared his experience about sparrows’ conservation for past 7 years. Most of the peoples like to live in natural environmental but it’s not happening for everyone due to time constrianed. I joined Koodugal organization in May 2020. Before joining the organization, I had interest in environment, thus after joining I really felt happy to work with Koodugal organization along with my friends. Many changes have happened in my life after joining Koodugal by getting more knowledge of how humans are affecting the Eco-system. We have organized number of events under the banner of Koodugal around the Chennai. We have so far saved many sparrows at several places. My request to all, what are the sources you are having, kindly save the environment. At least you save one bird from critical situation by giving space instead of caging.
I am Kishore Kumar, basically a mechanical engineer & working as a Reginal Sales manager. I am more interested in servicing nature and people. In 2020 got to know Mr Kuruvi Ganeshan through the internet on his service for the sparrow and providing awareness to school Kids about preserving nature. Spoke with him and understood his interest and passion towards this good service, So I am Impressed and excited to be a part of koodugal and support them on a project. I introduced Mr Prabhakar to the correspondenet RPC school, with his support koodugal has started a sparrow sanctuary in RPC and is happy to see the result today with more than 100 sparrows on the campus. I have been a part of koodugal and participated in many nest-making workshops and sparrow sanctuaries forming in different schools. We are working out on Mr Ganesan's dream project of making 10K nests which will happen with all your support. I am so happy and satisfied with this service and I would like to invite many to join this noble cause.
A small step but a giant leap in
conservation of Sparrows