International Tiger Day: Know it's history and how this special day is celebrated
Hello friends, today is International Tiger Day. This day is celebrated on 29 July every year worldwide. This particular day has been chosen to bring awareness and information to the people for the conservation of tigers. Its widespread impact has been seen in India.
Due to poaching and destruction of forests in various countries, the number of tigers has decreased significantly. On this day, information related to the conservation of tigers is shared, and awareness campaigns are conducted in this direction so that tiger conservation can be promoted more. A lot of work is being done in India to conserve tigers.
About 70% of the world's tigers live in India today: Prakash Javadekar
Union Minister of Environment and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said before International Tiger Day 2020, today, about 70% of the world’s tigers live in India. The number of tigers has increased rapidly in the last five years. PM Modi himself mentioned this fact during a program.
Narendra Modi Ji said that nine years ago it was decided in St. Petersburg that the target of doubling the tiger population by 2022. We met this goal four years ago. According to last year’s report, the tiger population in the country increased from 1400 in 2014 to 2977 in 2019.
What is the history of International Tiger Day:
In a way make people aware of tiger conservation, it was announced to celebrate International Tiger Day in 2010 at a summit held in St. Petersburg, Russia. Governments of several countries present at the conference aimed to double the tiger population by 2022.
However, the project to save tigers in India started long back in 1973. Several tiger reserves were created under this. According to a report, the number of tiger reserves in India was nine during the year 1973 but now its number has increased to 50.
This species of the tiger has become extinct:
According to last year’s figures of the World Wildlife Fund, there are only 3900 left in the whole world. Whereas in the year 1915 this number was more than 1 lakh. After the beginning of the twentieth century, the number of tigers began to decline rapidly.
Let me tell you that the living species of tigers are Siberian Tiger, Bengal Tiger, Indo-Chinese Tiger, Malayan Tiger, Sumatran Tiger. The same Bali tiger, Caspian tiger, and Jawan tiger have become extinct. However, in the midst of all this, the number of tigers in India is increasing rapidly.
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve "becomes the country's number one tiger reserve:
The “Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve” has become the country’s number one tiger reserve with 124 tigers in India. Union Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has announced it. Bandhavgarh has a vital role to play in the state of Madhya Pradesh’s tiger state.