International Tiger Day 2020; India’s Tigers Story

International Tiger Day 2020; India's Tigers Story
International Tiger Day 2020; India's Tigers Story

International Tiger Day 2020: Today is July 29, 2020, as considered as International Tiger Day 2020. Tigers are considered a ‘Umbrella species‘ because their conservation protects many other species of animals.

The Government of India had launched “Project Tiger” in 1973 during Prime Minister Indira Gandhi‘s tenure and Kailash Sankhala was the first director of Project Tiger. The main aim of this project is to increase the number of Tigers in India by 2x before 2022.

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Each year the International Tiger Day takes place on 29 July. It was started in 2010, following the Tiger Summit in Saint Petersburg. The Summit was held to raise awareness of the sharp decline in wild tiger numbers, leaving them on the verge of extinction.

Environment Minister, Govt. of India Prakash Javadekar has tweeted “Project Tiger was launched in 1973 with just 9 tiger reserves. Today, India has 50 reserves having 2967 tigers. Tiger sits at the peak of the food chain and the increased numbers is a testimony of the robust bio-diversity. with the #IndiasTigerSuccess.

The Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has posted a tweet by tagging @NarendraModi ji “Balancing between modernisation & conservation, PM @NarendraModi ji has been on the forefront to save tigers – our national & cultural heritage On International Tiger Day, let us take a pledge to raise awareness for conservation of our national animal

There are not just tigers, there are 30,000 elephants, 3,000 one-horned rhinoceros and more than 500 lions in the country’s different wildlife sanctuaries of India.

Actually there are 13 tiger range countries around the world-India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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