WHY IN THE NEWS?
29th July 2021, International Tiger Day which is also known as World Tiger Day is observed annually.
History of International Tiger Day
In the year 2010, in Russia, the first World Tiger Day was observed at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. A total of thirteen countries with tiger range banded together and decided upon a global goal to double the wild tiger’s population by the year 2022.
Significance of International Tiger Day
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says that at the beginning of the 20th century there were around 1,00,000 tigers. In the year 2010, it was observed that the number has drastically reduced to 3,200. Therefore, it is very important to save the tiger population of the world. Hence, International Tiger Day plays an important role by creating and spreading awareness and works for the conservation of tigers.
Tiger Population in India
According to the All India Tiger Estimation Report of 2018, the tiger population in India is 2967.
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