International Tiger Day being observed today

Every year 29th July is celebrated as the International Tiger Day. The day is celebrated to raise awareness for tiger conservation and to give worldwide attention to the reservation of tigers. It was founded in 2010 at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit, with the aim to double the big cat population by 2022.

Till now, the world has lost 97 per cent of all wild tigers in a little over 100 years. But now due to continuous efforts, according to the World Wildlife Fund and the Global Tiger Forum, the number of wild tigers has gone up to 3,890 from the earlier 2010 estimate of 3200. Although, India leads tiger population countries with an estimated population of 2,226. While countries such as Nepal, Russia, and Bhutan registering a rise in tiger population, the status of the animal remains endangered.

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post:
1. The International Tiger Day is observed on which date every year?
2. The International Tiger Day was founded in which summit?

Courtesy: DD News


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