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International Tiger Day

Updated: Jul 30, 2021

Every year on 29th July, International Tiger Day is celebrated to raise awareness for tiger conservation. Established back in 2010 at the Saint Peters burg Tiger Summit in Russia; the primary goal is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues. Tigers are majestic species and revered in various cultures.

  • They are also an endangered species and the number of tigers is consistently declining due to poaching, hunting and illegal trading as well as loss of habitat. Through this blog, let’s celebrate International Tiger Day by raising awareness and taking concrete steps to protect India‘s national animal from extinction.

  • International Tiger Day was established in 2010 at Saint Peters burg Tiger Summit in Russia to raise awareness about the decline of wild tiger numbers, leaving them in the brink of extinction and to encourage the work of Tiger conservation

Kailash Sankhala (30 January 1925 – 15 August 1994) was an Indian biologist and conservationist. He was well known as "The Tiger Man of India". He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1992 and Rajasthan Ratan in 2013.

The importance of this day is to create awareness of the declining tiger population and conserving tigers globally. Observing World Tiger Day is also significant because, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), currently, there are only 3900 wild tigers globally

  • The tiger is a unique animal which plays a pivotal role in the health and diversity of an ecosystem. It is a top predator which is at the apex of the food chain and keeps the population of wild ungulates in check, there by maintaining the balance between prey herbivores and the vegetation upon which they feed.

Tigers occupy an important place in the Indian culture. Since ages, it has been a symbol of magnificence, power, beauty and fierceness and has been associated with bravery and valor. The tiger also has a significant place in Hindu mythology as the vehicle of Goddess Durga.

Tiger is symbol of wilderness and well-being of the ecosystem. By conserving and saving tigers the entire wilderness ecosystem is conserved. ... Hence conserving wilderness is important and crucial to maintain the life support system. So saving tiger amounts to saving the ecosystem which is crucial for man's own survival.

  • The majestic tiger, once the top predator of nearly all of Asia's vast tropical and temperate forests, today faces a persistent suite of nearly overwhelming dangers in a vastly diminished range.

  • Tigers are killed in huge numbers for their skins and bones or in retaliation for conflict with humans, their prey are killed by skilled hunters to feed an insatiable local luxury market for 'exotic' bushmeat, and their remaining forest habitats are relentlessly converted to human uses.

  • In the face of these immense threats, WCS has developed a set of powerful strategies that has demonstrably increased tiger populations.

This International Day is celebrated annually with the slogan/theme, “Their Survival is in our hands”. The main aim is to aware people of the declining tiger population and conserving tigers glocies in the same habitat.

  • As per the latest tiger estimation report released by Prime Minister, India’s tiger population is 2967 tigers.

  • This is the highest number of tigers so far a country has globally. Project Tiger was also launched in India in the year 1973. Because of the planned efforts under Project Tiger in the current situation, India has a maximum number of tigers in the world.

A healthy tiger population is an indicator of sustainable development in the 13 tiger range countries.

Tiger is a symbol of beauty, bravery, strength, and Nationality so save the Tiger. save the Nation Pride.

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport, when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.

"Save the tigers before they are silenced forever. Killing tigers is the greed, not the need. Save Tiger! Save Nature!"

T – Tomorrow No One Will Know Us;

I – Identity In The World;

G – Greatest King;

E – Every Body Should Protect Them;

R – Roaring (Crying) For Save Him;

S – So Let’s Start To Save The Tigers.

Let us keep the tigers in jungles not only in history, save tigers.

Shoot the “tiger” with the camera not with the gun. It is very important to focus on tiger coservation as it plays a very important role in protecting and maintaining a balanced ecosystem across its range.

On 29 July 2021, Our little Gajerians have done wonderful craft activities and made fingers puppet of the tiger which was amazing . Our little learners also gave speech about the importance of tiger and spread awareness about saving Tiger.

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