International Tiger Day

  • 31 Jul 2023

Every year on 29 July, International Tiger Day is observed worldwide to raise awareness and support tiger conservation efforts.

Key Points:

  • Origin of the Day: International Tiger Day was adopted during the 2010 St. Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia as a global initiative to protect and preserve tigers.
  • India's Milestone Celebration: This year, India commemorated the completion of 50 years of Project Tiger, which was launched on April 1, 1973.
  • Tiger Population in India: According to statistics from the Government of India, there are approximately 3,000 tigers in the country, making up 70% of the world's tiger population.
  • India's Role in Tiger Conservation: India is home to more than half of the world's wild tiger population, making it a significant player in tiger conservation efforts.
  • IUCN: However, tigers are still listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List, indicating the importance of continued conservation initiatives.