World Tiger Day
World Tiger Day is observed in the third week of July every year since 2010, is an initiative of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and a global tiger conservation event marked by the Tiger Project teams across their offices globally. World Tiger Day was created to build awareness about tiger conservation among people around the world. In 2015 World Tiger Day will fall on July 31. That year World Wide Fund for Nature has developed ‘Tiger Tales’, a storytelling platform that aims at moving people emotionally towards saving wild tigers. The World Bank designated 2011–2015 as The Decade of Tiger Conservation during which it pledged up to $240 million over ten years.
Theme Of the World Tiger Day 2021
The Theme of world Tiger Day for this year is “Their survival is in our hands”. The importance of celebration of this day is necessary because the population of tigers is on the decline. According to World Wide Fund for Nature, there are only approximately 3900 wild tigers around the world.
The population of the Tiger
The population of the Tiger around the world Tiger Day coincides with World Tiger Day and World Rhino Day. World Wildlife Fund estimates that 3,890 tigers were living worldwide in the wild at the end of 2010. These numbers represent a drop from the 3,000 to 4,200 range reported in 2005 and 2006. Of the nine tiger subspecies, two have already become extinct.
In China, tigers are classed as rare animals and are protected under law. There is considered to be an estimate of 70–80 Siberian tigers remaining there according to WWF’s Red List 2011. Discovery confirmed that they also live in Russia’s Far East Sakhalin Island grouping which has about 250-340 individuals. South Korean World Conservation Union for Nature (IUCN) has confirmed that there are at least 59 Amur Tiger living in South Korea. They have been noted to be thriving within the area.
There are around 1,400 Indochinese tigers remaining of which about 800-1,000 live in Cambodia and Laos. World Wildlife Fund has described their existence as ‘critically endangered due to habitat loss and hunting for use in traditional medicine. The World Conservation Union (IUCN) estimates the total population of Sumatran Tiger to stand at 434–496 individuals; however, a 2006 study showed only 790 of them left in the wild. Singapore World Wide Fund for Nature places the number between 120-130 animals indicating an increase from previous years where it was in the region of 10-20 tigers.
Countries with a greater population of tigers are India, Russia, and Indonesia. World Wildlife Fund has reported that the number of tigers in India could be as low as 2000-3000 while in Russia, World Bank estimates about 450 Siberian tiger animals live. There is no official data on the Indonesian population of tiger’s but World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) believes there are at least 500 tigers living there. On the Other side, the World Conservation Union (IUCN) estimates there are at least 250 Sumatran tigers remaining in Indonesia. World Wide Fund for Nature informs that although the Bengal tiger population is stable in India the area they live in has been reduced to 12% of its original size due to deforestation by humans so this also makes them an endangered species. Maharashtra State World Wildlife Fund has estimated there are about 1500 tigers surviving within the country; twice the number they had predicted 15 years ago according to World Bank. In Bangladesh World Wide Fund for Nature believes there is a stable population of 70 Bengal Tiger left. There are also believed to be between 16 and 21 Siberian tiger animals living in Bhutan.
Bangladesh World Conservation Union World Bank has estimated that the population of Bengal tiger is about 3,500 animals in India. World Bank indicates that tigers are at greater risk than most other species and should be the highest priority for conservation efforts. Today, an estimated 539 Siberian tigers remain within Russia, up from 480 last year World Wide Fund for Nature says but they still face problems due to poaching, logging, and climate change. World Wildlife Fund also states that there are less than 40 Amur Leopard left in South Korea The World Conservation Union (IUCN) estimates there is a total of 2000-3000 Bengal Tiger’s remaining across their range. World Wide Fund for Nature confirms with evidence that 450 Tigers live throughout Thailand.
It has been observed that the extinction of tigers from different parts of the world is the lack of disturbance in their habitat due to climate change, hunting of their different species, and deforestation. There is a need to address the issues for the safe habitat for big cats and we should create survival opportunities for such rare species. This article is about the information gathered from different sources and the purpose of writing this article is to create awareness about our environment because we care about the environment.