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International Tiger Day 2021| History | Significance | Date & Celebration

Tigers are badly affected by man-made problems like poaching and wildlife trade, habitat loss, deforestation, and burning.



Date & Celebration

International Tiger Day is celebrated every year on 29 July to raise awareness among people about the need for the conservation of tigers. Because the global population of tigers was declining for a century.


History 

The number of tigers in the forests has decreased in the last few years. Tigers are today seen in 13 countries in wild grasslands and isolated forests. And today their range is limited to only 7% of the area they originally covered.


According to WWF, the tiger population is increasing. However, tiger populations are still under threat in some areas, which include most of Asia.


70% of tiger care is done in India. On Tiger Day 2021, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reiterated the country's commitment to tiger conservation.



Significance

But 2021 is special because, for the first time in the history of tiger conservation, their numbers are increasing in the wild.


As awareness grew, conservation efforts have received some awards. Today, the tiger population globally is 3,900.


The WWF has not only taken an important decision to protect tigers but also aims to double its population to over 6,000 by 2022.



International Tiger Day 2021| History | Significance |  Date & Celebration



Tiger Facts.

Unfortunately, the biggest problem of tigers is that 50% of tiger cubs die before the age of 2 years,


Tigers give birth every two years and their cubs usually give birth to two to four cubs. If no cubs survive, tigers can breed within five months.


Tigers become independent at the age of about 2 years. Females become sexually mature at about three to four years of age while males attain it at four to five years of age. Tigers can live up to 20 years.

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