Global Tiger Day also known as International Tiger Day, is a celebration held annually on July 29. 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.
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.