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Global Tiger Day also known as International Tiger Day, is a celebration held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues.
There are thought to be between 5,000 and 10,000 tigers in U.S. cages and 90% of them are in miserable roadside zoos, backyard breeder facilities, circus wagons and pet homes and in China there are over 5,000 tigers in captive breeding facilities, also known as tiger farms, This means that in the US and in China there are more than double the number of tigers that there are in the wild, around the world. Personally, I think that's unacceptable!
At present the number of wild tigers is at its lowest. In last 100 years, around 97 percent of the total tigers population have been lost. In 1913, the world had about 1 hundred thousand wild tigers, which has dropped to 3000 in 2014.
It is estimated that if the rate of extinction continues at this rate then all living tigers in the wild could become extinct in 5 years.
Extinction is forever, so lets not allow it to happen to such majestic incredible animals. Please get involved, only a global effort will save wild tigers!
There are so many ways you can get involved ~ Here are a few ideas:
Sign and share these petitions:
For more information about the threats wild tigers face and even more ways to get involved and to donate to tiger conservation projects, check out these sites:
A great success story ~ http://tamblingwildlife.com/#1
There is wild tiger, who is true royalty and is a much loved living legend, her name is Machali. She is the Queen of Rhanthambhore National Park, read about her here:
One of my favourite sites for photos of wild tigers http://www.tigersintheforest.co.uk/
If you're on social media sites just type in Global Tiger Day and you'll find even more ways to get involved