International Tiger Day is an annual day which is held on 29 July every year around the world to raises awareness about tiger conservation. It is also called Global Tiger Day. International Tiger Day aims to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of the tiger.
History of International Tiger Day
The first International Tiger Day is held in 2010 by the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. The purpose of International Tiger Day is to raise awareness of the people and support for tiger protection issues and to promote a global system for conserving the natural habitats of tigers. Due to the growth of cities and agriculture by humans tigers lost 93% of their natural habitat. People and tigers are defeating for space. The impact endangers the world’s residual wild tigers and poses a big problem for people living in or near tiger forests.
How People Celebrated this day?
The annual International Tiger Day was celebrated in many ways in the world. Many local events and activities are held around the world. Many popular animal organizations such as the WWF, the IFAW and the Smithsonian Institute are getting behind this event and organized many local activities. WWF carry on its promotion of the “Double Tigers” campaign by spending in rangers. Specific companies partnered with WWF to help raise awareness about International Tiger Day.
Is it a Public Holiday?
The International Tiger Day is an annual observance and it is not a public holiday. Public life is not affected by this day.