The tiger is one of the most majestic and ferocious animals on earth. It is also one of the most endangered species. Since time immemorial every animal has been born with a strong sense of what it requires to be, and this instinct allows to shape its behavior. It is for this reason that we are saving International Tiger Day to highlight the plight of tigers and their decreased numbers in the wild.
Data from (2016-18) indicates that a total of 135 people have lost their lives to tiger attacks.
The problem is worst in Asia where tiger populations have dropped by 80% over the last century, often due to poaching or habitat loss. Even though our governments know what they must do to make things better, they often lag and/or don’t take proper action. Or if they do take effort, it doesn’t get executed fast enough for people to see (or even care) about it since it doesn’t seem like a quick threat until someone does get hurt.
What the day is all about and why it’s important
International Tiger Day is an acknowledgment that tigers are the most stunning animals on Earth, with their smartness and power. So by paying tribute to them, we are also paying tribute to many other wonderful animals that are still being saved from extinction.
Are you concerned about tigers? Are you aware that they primarily live in India and Pakistan, but there are several areas in India where they aren’t found? A lot of people would think that the issue can be easily solved by simply banning tiger hunting. But how exactly would doing this help?
There may be environmental benefits to restricting tiger hunting. Hunting can lead to deforestation and habitat loss. It can also guide to a decrease in prey populations due to improved predation (see below). The purpose of hunting is not just to kill a tiger but saving the habitat for other endangered species such as leopards, deer, and bears. It’s a form of sustainable development.
What do you think about International Tiger Day? Please let us know your thoughts.
How you can get involved in International Tiger Day
Many things occur on International Tiger Day. We got an opportunity to speak about International Tiger day at the latest event: Transition. It was a great experience.
You can spread awareness about saving tigers. If you did this it will help to save the tiger.
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Some fun facts about tigers
International Tiger Day is reserved for the saving efforts of tigers. The idea behind this day is that by increasing awareness and inspire people to take an effort. We can assist end the killing and saving many more tigers.
Though tigers are located in many places of the world, they remain endangered in India and a lot of countries in Asia. International Tiger Day was started to raise attention about tiger conservation and encourage people to make a move.
The International Tiger Day tournament is held once every two years. It draws participants from all over the world who are curious about playing for the day to raise awareness about tiger conservation for all active (players, spectators, volunteers).
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What the future holds for tigers and their conservation
International Tiger Day is a movement that began in India and soon spread to other parts of the world. Most of us have heard of International Tiger Day has been observed in places as far away as Australia and New Zealand. But an even more significant degree of awareness has only recently been introduced around the fact that tigers are threatened globally, with a significant loss occurring every year.
The global problem facing tigers is quite simple: they are very few. By 2015, tigers will vanish in the wild. This is not just a concern for India or any other country. It is a global problem, impacting many countries.
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The major cause of this problem is habitat destruction (the most common being mining), but there are many more culprits involved as well; logging, poaching and human conflict all play a role. If we want to protect tigers from dying we must take action now to stop further loss in future years — therefore we need to start comprehending how to make saving more manageable for both people who can afford it (like starlings) and those who can’t afford it at all (like tigers). As an institution committed to conservation we are concentrated on completing this important goal through education; by introducing people to how they can help conservation efforts themselves through their activities.
We invite you to join us on International Tiger Day by taking a step.