Introduction – International Tiger is also known as Global Tiger Day is celebrated on July 29 every year to raise awareness for tiger conservation. The main purpose of this day is to encourage a global system for the conservation of natural habitats or forests and raise awareness among people that help in protecting the tigers. The number of tigers is reducing due to cutting forests, hunting, poaching, loss of habitat, and illegal trading.
History – International Tiger Day is observed on July 29 annually due to the agreement signed by several countries in the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia in the year 2010 for raising awareness about the lowering the number of tigers population all over the world. In this summit, the representatives announced that the tiger-populated countries take steps for doubling the number of tigers by the year 2022.
Significance – This day’s aim is to aware common people about reducing the number of tigers all around the world and help in increasing the population of tigers globally. As per World Wildlife Fund (WWF), there are only 3900 tigers are left and 95 percent of tigers are extinct due to poaching or hunting started from the beginning of the 20th century. Tigers are one of the most royal and majestic animals all over the world.
Theme – The theme of International Tiger Day 2021 is “Their Survival is in our hands’’. This theme tells that the survival of tigers in our hands to conserve tigers by increasing the areas of forest, stop illegal trading or hunting of tigers and conserve the natural habitat.