International Tigers Day is also known as Global Tigers Day is an annual celebration that is held on July 29, to promote the protection of the natural habitat of tigers and to increase awareness about the conservation of tigers. They say that where tigers thrive, it is a sign that the ecosystem is healthy.
In 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit, International Tigers Day was created. There are many various issues that tigers all around the globe face. Several threats are driving tigers close to extinction, and we can surely do something to make sure that we do not lose these incredible creatures. Some of the peril that tigers face involves poaching, conflict with humans, and loss of habitat.
Poaching and trafficking or illegal trade of animal/ tiger bone, skin, nails, and other body parts is a very worrying one. That is why we need to support charities and work hard to put an end to poaching and illegal trade of tiger parts.
The biggest threat is habitat loss, or we can say it is the biggest one. In the entire world, tiger habitats have decreased because of access routes, human settlements, timber logging, plantations, and agriculture. So, it can also increase the number of conflicts between tigers, as every time they have to roam and find new habitats. It can also result in genetic diversity because it can cause there to be inbreeding in small populations.
Wild tiger populations have declined by around 95% since the beginning of the 20th century. There’s now estimated to be up to 3,900 wild tigers. To support tiger conservation, adopting a tiger is not the only solution; you can raise funds for a tiger charity, for example. Also, you can take help from social media to spread awareness among your friends, followers, and family regarding the different threats that tigers face.