July 29 is International Tiger Day. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. Here are some interesting facts about tigers taken from the World Wildlife Federation.
Tigers are in danger. There are only about 3,900 wild tigers left in the world. Since the beginning of the 20th century, we have lost over 95% of the world’s
wild tiger population.
Poaching remains the greatest, most immediate threat to the survival of wild tigers, and only an expert can reveal whether a human has been complicit in the animal’s murder or not.
In 2010, the governments of 13 countries where wild tigers roam decided that the business-as-usual approach was not enough. They came together and committed to TX2 – the most ambitious conservation goal set for a single species – to double wild tigers by 2022, the next Chinese Year of the Tiger.
These posts are true to the best of my knowledge at the time of writing. I make no claims to their accuracy. The purpose is to inform, educate, amuse, and make people aware of causes and opportunities around the world. I also encourage civil debate in the comment section.