World Tiger Day 2022: History, Significance and Purpose

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World Tiger Day 2022: History, Significance and Purpose– People across the world celebrate International Tiger Day on 29 July every year to raise awareness about the threats and issues faced by tigers in different parts of the world.

 According to the World Wildlife Fund, an estimated 3,900 tigers live in the wild.

World Tiger Day aims to encourage everyone to take appropriate action to save the big cats.

About 95 percent of the tiger population has declined in the last 150 years.

 

World Tiger Day 2022: History, Significance and Purpose
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World Tiger Day 2022: History, Significance and Purpose

New Delhi: People across the world observe International Tiger Day on 29 July every year to raise awareness among individuals, organizations, and governments about the threats and issues faced by tigers in different parts of the world. Although tigers are the most threatened species on this planet, they are in danger of extinction as humans are continuously harming them for their own welfare. Deforestation, which leads to habitat loss, illegal trade, and poaching are some of the main reasons behind the declining tiger population.

According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), an estimated 3,900 tigers live in the wild. It is clear from this that in the last 150 years, the number of tigers in the world has decreased by 95 percent. Already many species are in the endangered category and the tiger has also come under the endangered category, which is a serious problem. Therefore, the purpose of this day is to encourage everyone to take appropriate action to save the big cats.

History and Significance


In order to put a complete stop to the continuous decline in the number of tigers on earth, 13 officials from different countries attended the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia in 2010 and decided to observe 29 July every year as World Tiger Day (Tiger Day). decision made.

He also announced that tiger-populated countries would take steps to double the tiger population by 2022. The goal was half achieved in the year 2016, and this year has been one of the most cohesive and exciting Global Tiger Days ever. WWF’s offices, organizations, celebrities, government officials, family, friends, and individuals around the world have joined forces to support the #ThumbsUpForTigers campaign, demonstrating to tiger range countries that there is a broader commitment to tiger conservation efforts and the Tx2 goal. is support.

Tiger in India


India, home to more than half of the world’s wild tigers, has an estimated 2,967 tigers, which has played a significant role in increasing the total tiger population globally to 3,900. From 2006, it has seen a steady increase in the number of tigers till 2018. This was not just a coincidence, but a result of India’s relentless effort to tackle the decline in tiger numbers in India.

On April 1, 1973, the Government of India, led by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, launched Project Tiger to protect and replace the deplorable conditions of big cats. Initially, nine tiger reserves were established as part of the initiative, which has now increased to 53.

 These Tiger Reserves cover a total protected area of ​​71,027.1 square kilometers dependent Bengal Tiger in India and come under the State Forestry Department, which ensures the maintenance of the viable population of conservation.

Purpose World Tiger Day 2022


People all over the world celebrate this day with great zeal and enthusiasm. The teams organized week-long celebrations to create awareness about tiger conservation and develop a strong bond between wildlife and people. Thousands of local communities and young minds were encouraged to raise conservation issues and think about the conservation of the ‘tiger’ and take appropriate action.

A total of 4,000 persons, including people of all age groups, arrived at the Satpura Maikal, Sunderbans, Terai Arch, Western Ghats, Nilgiris, and Western India Tiger Landscapes to participate in this year’s celebrations. He also participated in the Thums Up for Tigers campaign to show his dedication and support for the goal of doubling the number of wild tigers.

 

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