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Sharp decrease in sparrows caused by use of artificial grass in city parks


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Researchers at the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology of the University of Valencia as well as the University of Alicante have found a new reason for the decrease in the number of sparrows (Passer domesticus) in urban areas: the replacement of natural grass with artificial grass in parks. They have verified that in four years, the number of sparrows has decreased by 60%.

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