International Tiger Day 2022 Theme, Quotes, Images, Poster, Slogan, Date, Speech, History
International Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July.It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia. 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. International Tiger Day has been shown to be effective in increasing online awareness on tigers through information search.
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.The trend for rising population of tigers in India is as follows:
- In the year 2006 – 1411
- In the year 2010 – 1706
- In the year 2014 – 2226
- In the year 2019 – 2967.
- In the year 2020 – 3065.
- In the year 2021 – 3168.
- In the year 2022 – 3200.
India is a habitat of about 70% of total tigers on the earth.
July 29 has been identified as the day to commemorate the Global Tiger Day in 2010. It was on this day, at the 2010 International Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, Governments of the 13 tiger range countries came together to endorse Tx2 – the global goal to double the number of wild tigers by the year 2022.
The ‘Project Tiger’ was launched in April, 1973 and is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, with the objective “to ensure maintenance of a viable population of Tigers in India for scientific, economic, aesthetic, cultural and ecological values, and to preserve for all times, areas of biological importance as a national heritage for the benefit, education and enjoyment of the people”.
Tiger reserves in India
There are 51 Tiger reserves in India.
14 Tiger Reserves in India received the accreditation of the Global Conservation Assured |Tiger Standards (CA|TS). The 14 tiger reserves which have been accredited are Manas, Kaziranga and Orang in Assam, Satpura, Kanha and Panna in Madhya Pradesh, Pench in Maharashtra, Valmiki Tiger Reserve in Bihar, Dudhwa in Uttar Pradesh,Sunderbans in West Bengal, Parambikulam in Kerala, Bandipur Tiger Reserve of Karnataka and Mudumalai and Anamalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu.