World Tiger Day : Population of tigers has increased in India


Also known as the International Tiher Day or Global Tiger Day, the World Tiger day is annually celebrated on July 29 to raise awareness for conservation of tigers. As the number of tigers all over the globe is reducing day by day, this day is a step towards protecting the natural habitat for tigers and raising public awarenesses.

According to World Wide Fund (WWF), the number of tigers left in the world are 3,900. More than 95% of the world's tiger population is lost and are at the verge of extinction since the beginning of the 20th century. In order to protect and conserve the tigers, the largest species of the cat family, International Tiger Day was established in 2010 at Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia. A declaration was made in the summit that the Government of tiger populted countries would make efforts to double the population of tigers by 2020. 

Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi has presented the four-yearly report of the All-India tiger estimation on Monday, July 29, 2019. According to the results, the number of tigers in India today is around 3,000. Mr. Modi also said that India is one of the safest habitats for tigers. The result of the tiger census would make every Indian happy.

In 2010, India has only 1706 tigers. In 2014, the number of tigers in India was 2,226. Hence, the number has raised by around 30% in four years. India has 50 tigers reserves since 1973.

The reasons behind the extinction of the tigers are Habitat loss and degradation, Climate changes, lack of forests, increasing tourism, lack of funds. We all should take a step further to protect and conserve tigers and our environment.

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