04 April 2019
MyTIGER Values Art Competition & Exhibition 2020
Global Tiger Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit.
The goal of the day is to protect the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support tiger conservation issues. This was in response to the shocking news that 97% of all wild tigers had disappeared in the last century, with only around 3,900 left in the wild.
Tigers are on the brink of extinction and Global Tiger Day aims to bring attention to this fact and try to halt their decline. Many factors have caused their numbers to fall, including habitat loss and poaching. Global Tiger Day aims to protect and expand their habitats and raise awareness of the need for conservation. Many international organisations are committed to this day, including the WWF, the IFAW and the Smithsonian Institute.