INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY
When : July 29 every year
Why: Create and spread awareness about the dangers faced by the tiger population of the world
- Very important to focus on the conservation of tigers as they play an important role in maintaining and protecting a balanced ecosystem.
- World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) states that since tigers are the top predators, they play a very important role in maintaining the planet’s ecosystems harmony.
- By preying on the herbivore population, tigers have helped to keep the balance between the forest vegetation and the animals.
In the year 2010, in Russia, the first World Tiger Day was observed at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. A total of thirteen countries with tiger range banded together and decided upon a global goal to double wild tigers population by the year 2022.