International Tiger Day 2022

International Tiger Day is being celebrated today i.e. on 29th July 2022. Know its history and importance

The main objective of celebrating International Tiger Day every year is to raise public awareness to conserve tigers and save their natural habitat.

Today, India has the largest number of tigers in the whole world. Their number in India is about 3000 whereas in the whole world this number is about 4500.

Project Tiger was launched in 1973 for tiger conservation. Despite this, in 2010, the number of tigers in our country was reduced to 1700.

In 2010, a conference was held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where 29 July was declared to be celebrated as International Tiger Day.

The participating countries in this conference were India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam.

From 1910 to 2010, the number of tigers had decreased from one lakh to just 3500. Also their habitat had shrunk 40 percent from 2000 to 2010.

According to the latest tiger census, the number of tigers in India is 2,967, which is more than 70 percent of the number of tigers found in the whole world.