Source – India Today
News: It is an annual event observed every year on July 29, to raise awareness for tiger conservation and making efforts to save them from going extinct.
- The Global Tiger Day came into existence in 2010 in Russia during the signing of Saint Petersburg declaration by 13 tiger range countries.
- The Heads of the Governments of Tiger Range countries had resolved to double tiger numbers across their global range by 2022 by signing the St. Petersburg declaration on tiger conservation.
- It is estimated that the world had lost around 97 per cent of wild tigers in the last 100 years and currently, only 3,890 tigers are left alive across the world.
- The tiger population in the country has grown from 1,400 in 2014 to 2,967 in 2019.
- Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand has the highest number of 231 big cats in the country.
- Nagarhole and Bandipore reserves in Karnataka have 127 and 126 tigers.
- There are no tigers left in Mizoram’s Dampa, West Bengal’s Buxa and Jharkhand’s Palamau reserves.