International Tiger Day

Global Tiger Day, often called International Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July.[1] It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia.[2] The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues.[3] International Tiger Day has been shown to be effective in increasing online awareness on tigers through information search.[4]

International Tiger Day
Date29 July
Next time29 July 2024 (2024-07-29)

By year edit

2017 edit

The seventh annual Global Tiger Day was celebrated in various ways around the world. Local events have been organized in Bangladesh, Nepal, and India as well as non-tiger-range countries such as England and the United States.[5][6][7][8][9][10] Some celebrities also participated by removing their social media profile photos.[11] The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) continued its promotion of the "Double Tigers" campaign through investing in rangers.[12] Several companies partnered with WWF to help raise awareness.[13][14]

2018 edit

More awareness in the entire world of tiger populations and the challenges for their conservationists. India counts the number of wild tigers every four years and showed a promising rise from 1411 in 2006 to 2226 in 2014.[15] The trend for rising population of tigers in India is as follows:

  1. In the year 2006 - 1411
  2. In the year 2010 - 1706
  3. In the year 2014 - 2226
  4. In the year 2019 - 2967
  5. In the year 2023 - 3167 [16]

In April 2023, the Prime Minister expressed happiness that India is home to 75% of the world's tiger population in the 75th year of Indian independence. It is also a coincidence, the Prime Minister continued, that the tiger reserves in India cover 75,000 square kilometers of land and in the past ten to twelve years, the tiger population in the country has increased by 75 percent.[17]

2019 edit

On July 29, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the number of Indian tigers had grown to 3,000.[18]

2022 edit

In occasion of the Global Tiger Day 2022, South Korean singers Hoshi and Tiger JK released on July 29 a single called "Tiger".[19]

2023 edit

In India, the tiger population has shown a significant increase, reaching 3,682, up from 2,967 in 2018. This marks a notable rise of almost 24% within a span of four years. These figures reflect a positive trend, surpassing the 3,167 tigers reported by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an event in Mysore on April 9. This announcement coincided with a program commemorating 50 years of Project Tiger, a renowned conservation initiative globally acclaimed for its efforts.

The revised figures follow detailed analyses of census data collected during the fifth cycle of estimation conducted in 2022.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Watts, Jonathan (24 November 2010). "World's first tiger summit ends with £330m pledged amid lingering doubts". The ..Guardian. London. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Vietnam observes International Tiger Day". Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  3. ^ "International Tiger Conservation Forum". Tiger Conservation Forum. Retrieved 1 September 2011.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Chua, Marcus A.H.; Tan, Audrey; Carrasco, Luis Roman (2021). "Species awareness days: Do people care or are we preaching to the choir?". Biological Conservation. 255: 109002. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109002. S2CID 233836573.
  5. ^ "Saving Our Tigers". Archived from the original on 2020-10-19. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  6. ^ "International Tiger Day" (in Malayalam). Archived from the original on 2022-05-17. Retrieved 2022-07-29.
  7. ^ "7th World Tiger Day to be marked on Saturday". The Himalayan Times. 2017-07-27. Archived from the original on 2020-10-19. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  8. ^ "Tiger Day to be held at Indira Gandhi Zoological Park today". The Hans India. 29 July 2017. Archived from the original on 2018-07-27. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  9. ^ "Yorkshire Wildlife Park prepares for Tiger Day". ITV News. Archived from the original on 2020-10-21. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  10. ^ "International Tiger Day". Oregon Zoo. Archived from the original on 2020-10-20. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  11. ^ "'Star Trek' Actor Says Earth's 4,000 Tigers Are Worth Saving". GOOD Magazine. 2017-07-17. Archived from the original on 2020-10-18. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  12. ^ "WWF - Tiger Day". Archived from the original on 2018-08-01. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  13. ^ "The world needs more tigers – News | .eco". News | .eco. 2017-07-28. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  14. ^ "Age gate". Archived from the original on 2017-05-12. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  15. ^ On International Tiger Day, Hopes Pinned For Tiger Population To Increase Archived 2020-10-19 at the Wayback Machine Anuj Pant on NDTV, 29 July 2018
  16. ^ "PM inaugurates program 'Commemoration of 50 years of Project Tiger' in Mysuru, Karnataka". PM Office. 2023-04-09. Retrieved 2023-07-22.
  17. ^ "PM inaugurates program 'Commemoration of 50 years of Project Tiger' in Mysuru, Karnataka". PM Office. 2023-04-09. Retrieved 2023-07-22.
  18. ^ Barry, Sinead (July 29, 2019). "Watch: Growth of Indian tiger population to 3,000 announced on International Tiger Day". Euronews. Archived from the original on May 27, 2022. Retrieved July 29, 2022.
  19. ^ Chin, Carmen (July 29, 2022). "SEVENTEEN's Hoshi collaborates with Tiger JK on new song 'Tiger'". NME. Archived from the original on July 29, 2022. Retrieved July 29, 2022.

External links edit

  1. The St. Petersburg Declaration on Tiger Conservation
  2. Tiger Recovery Program
  3. Official International Tiger Day Website, 2013
  4. International Tiger Day Website, WWF