PM greets wildlife lovers on International Tiger Day

GG News Bureau
New Delhi,29th July. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi greeted wildlife lovers, especially those who are passionate about tiger conservation on International Tiger Day.
Global Tiger Day is celebrated every year on July 29th to raise awareness about this magnificent but endangered big cat. The day was founded in 2010, when the 13 tiger range countries came together to create Tx2 – the global goal to double the number of wild tigers by the year 2022.
“Doubling tigers is about tigers, about the whole of nature – and it’s also about us” – Marco Lambertini, Director General WWF. In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said; “On #InternationalTigerDay, greetings to wildlife lovers, especially those who are passionate about tiger conservation. Home to over 70% of the tiger population globally, we reiterate our commitment to ensuring safe habitats for our tigers and nurturing tiger-friendly eco-systems.
India is home to 51 tiger reserves spread across 18 states. The last tiger census of 2018 showed a rise in the tiger population. India achieved the target of doubling of tiger population 4 years ahead of schedule of the St. Petersburg Declaration on tiger Conservation.
India’s strategy of tiger conservation attaches topmost importance to involving local communities. We are also inspired by our centuries old ethos of living in harmony with all flora and fauna with whom we share our great planet.”
WWF offices, organisations, celebrities, government officials, families, friends and individuals around the world came together in support of save he tiget campaign – showing the tiger range countries that there is worldwide support for tiger conservation efforts and the Tx2 goal.
International Tiger Day was founded in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia to raise awareness about the loss of the tiger population globally. The tiger range countries have resolved to conserve these species globally. India currently hosts the largest tiger population. Set up in 1983, Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is the largest tiger reserve in India, with an area of 3,728 sq. km. Besides being home to Bengal tigers, the reserve is known for its variety of flora and fauna. The Govt. of India had launched “Project Tiger” on 1st April 1973 to promote conservation of the tiger. Project Tiger has been the largest species conservation initiative of its kind in the world. There are an estimated 3890 tigers left in the wild. 2- According to WWF there are more tigers (between 5000 and 7000 tigers) living in captivity in the USA than in the wild. 3- In the USA, there are no federal laws regulating the possession of exotic animals.

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