International Tiger Day

Next Monday, 29 July 2024

International Tiger Day is observed every year on July 29th  to raise awareness about the endangered species and conservation of tigers.

This day was created with the aim to educate the public about the declining population and the threats possessing tigers in the wild. 

If we are able to create a safe habitat for tigers, it will also help us conserve our forests and other endangered animals. 

An image of a rare white tiger

What Is The Origin Of International Tigers' Day

The first International Tiger Day was observed in 2010 soon after discovering that 97% of the wild tigers disappeared in the last hundred years. 

According to records, Asia alone had a population of over 100,000 tigers even a hundred years before. 

It was reported that there were only 3000 tigers remaining across the world. We have all known that tigers are endangered for a while and International Tiger Day is made to slow down the decline of the tiger population. 

Some of the major factors that are responsible for this are global warming, loss of natural habitat due to deforestation, urbanization, hunting, poaching, etc. 

The idea of ??dedicating a day to raise awareness about the rapidly declining population of tigers was first put forward in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit.

The Russian government held the summit which was attended by leaders from the 13 tiger range countries:

  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Bhutan
  • China
  • Laos
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Russia

These countries joined hands and created the Global Tiger Recovery Program or GTRP. It aimed to preserve and restore the natural habitats of tigers, increase their population, and hold a strict ban on passing and trading tiger parts illegally.GTRP. It aimed to preserve and restore the natural habitats of tigers, increase their population, and hold a strict ban on passing and trading tiger parts illegally.

The aim of the summit was to raise the population of tigers twice by the end of 2022 which is also known as the Tx2 initiative. Over $350 is collected every year by the initiative for the conservation of tigers. 

This fund goes towards paying patrol officers who prevent poaching, protecting and maintaining habitats, studies about the species, and more. 

How To Participate In International Tiger Day

Even though the issue is very concerning, not everyone is aware of it. People can participate in this day by educating the public about the constant endangerment of tigers and getting them involved.

There are many charities across the globe that contribute to the project and you can raise funds to donate to them or adopt one tiger and sponsor all their needs. 

Doing these tiny things can bring a huge difference and prevent the mighty animal from going extinct. 

International Tiger Day
International Tiger Day

International Tiger Day - Next years

Tuesday, 29 July 2025

Wednesday, 29 July 2026

Thursday, 29 July 2027

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