International Tiger Day: Only a few thousand tiger species are remaining in the world. So, we all have to work for the conservation and protection of tigers.
International Tiger Day is observed every year on 29th July. To protect tigers and to combat the illegal trade in wildlife, this day is called.
Most of the time, tiger deaths are happening because of poaching for illegal trade. In several countries, like Hong Kong, Singapore, Java, Cambodia, Vietnam, etc, the tigers have gone extinct in the last decades.
TX2 Tiger Project
The goal of TX2 is a global commitment to double the world’s wild tigers count by the year 2022. As per the WWF (World Wildlife Fund), around a century ago, the tiger population was around 100,000, that has reduced to 3200 in 2010. And if this goes on then the tigers may extinct.
Tiger Conservation in India
In 1972, the government of India launched Project Tiger to protect the tigers. To prevent poaching activities, in the year 2008, the Centre decided to create a Special Tiger Protection Force. On 28th July 2020, the then Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar said that India is having 70% of the world’s tiger population.
The awareness of tigers and wild animals for the ecosystem and environment has to be created among the people. While visiting tiger reserves and national parks, tourists should not pollute or disturb the wildlife.