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International Tiger Day is observed on 29 July

International Tiger Day is observed on 29 July

   Kautilya Academy    30-07-2020

The day is observed to raise awareness about the declining population of the Tiger and making efforts to conserve them.

International Tiger Day is observed on 29th July every year. The day is observed to raise awareness about the declining population of the Tiger and making efforts to conserve them. International Tiger Day was first initiated at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit held in 2010 at Russia. A declaration stating that the tiger populated countries to double the tiger population by 2020 was adopted.

Aim:
International Tiger Day aims to raise awareness to conserve tiger conservation. The day also promotes a worldwide system with an aim to protect the national habitats of tigers and raise public awareness regarding tiger conservation issues.
World Wildlife Federation (WWF) stated that since the beginning of the 20th century, there are only 3,900 wild tigers left in the world. It also stated that around 95 percent of the world's wild tiger population has disappeared. 
Countries with a large number of tiger include Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Russia, Thailand, Myanmar, Nepal, and Vietnam.

India:
India has over 2,967 tigers. With this number, India holds 70% of the world's tiger population. The reasons that led to the decrease in the number of the tigers in India are:
♦ poaching 
♦ habitat destruction
♦ man-animal conflict
♦ diminishing prey base
Various world wildlife of tigers from totally disappearing from the world. There are many organization in India that takes efforts to improve and increase the number of tigers.

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