International Tiger Day

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International Tiger Day
Male Tiger Ranthambhore.jpg
Date29 July
Next time29 July 2023 (2023-07-29)

Global Tiger Day, often called International Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July.[1] It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia.[2] 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.[3] International Tiger Day has been shown to be effective in increasing online awareness on tigers through information search.[4]

By year[edit]


The seventh annual Global Tiger Day was celebrated in various ways around the world. Local events have been organized in Bangladesh, Nepal, and India as well as non-tiger-range countries such as England and the United States.[5][6][7][8][9][10] Some celebrities also participated by removing their social media profile photos.[11] The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) continued its promotion of the "Double Tigers" campaign through investing in rangers.[12] Several companies partnered with WWF to help raise awareness.[13][14]


More awareness in the entire world of tiger populations and the challenges for their conservationists. India counts the number of wild tigers every four years and showed a promising rise from 1411 in 2006 to 2226 in 2014.[15] The trend for rising population of tigers in India is as follows:

  1. In the year 2006 - 1411
  2. In the year 2010 - 1706
  3. In the year 2014 - 2226
  4. In the year 2019 - 2967..

India is a habitat of about 70% of total tigers on the earth.[16]


On July 29, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the number of Indian tigers had grown to 3,000.[17]


In occasion of the Global Tiger Day 2022, South Korean singers Hoshi and Tiger JK released on July 29th a single called "Tiger".[18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Watts, Jonathan (24 November 2010). "World's first tiger summit ends with £330m pledged amid lingering doubts". The ..Guardian. London. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Vietnam observes International Tiger Day". Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  3. ^ "International Tiger Conservation Forum". Tiger Conservation Forum. Retrieved 1 September 2011.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Chua, Marcus A.H.; Tan, Audrey; Carrasco, Luis Roman (2021). "Species awareness days: Do people care or are we preaching to the choir?". Biological Conservation. 255: 109002. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109002. S2CID 233836573.
  5. ^ "Saving Our Tigers". Archived from the original on 2020-10-19. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  6. ^ "International Tiger Day" (in Malayalam). Archived from the original on 2022-05-17. Retrieved 2022-07-29.
  7. ^ "7th World Tiger Day to be marked on Saturday". The Himalayan Times. 2017-07-27. Archived from the original on 2020-10-19. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  8. ^ "Tiger Day to be held at Indira Gandhi Zoological Park today". The Hans India. 29 July 2017. Archived from the original on 2018-07-27. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  9. ^ "Yorkshire Wildlife Park prepares for Tiger Day". ITV News. Archived from the original on 2020-10-21. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  10. ^ "International Tiger Day". Oregon Zoo. Archived from the original on 2020-10-20. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  11. ^ "'Star Trek' Actor Says Earth's 4,000 Tigers Are Worth Saving". GOOD Magazine. 2017-07-17. Archived from the original on 2020-10-18. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  12. ^ "WWF - Tiger Day". Archived from the original on 2018-08-01. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  13. ^ "The world needs more tigers – News | .eco". News | .eco. 2017-07-28. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  14. ^ "Age gate". Archived from the original on 2017-05-12. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  15. ^ On International Tiger Day, Hopes Pinned For Tiger Population To Increase Archived 2020-10-19 at the Wayback Machine Anuj Pant on NDTV, 29 July 2018
  16. ^ "India tiger census shows rapid population growth". BBC News. 2019-07-29. Archived from the original on 2019-08-01. Retrieved 2022-02-26.
  17. ^ Barry, Sinead (July 29, 2019). "Watch: Growth of Indian tiger population to 3,000 announced on International Tiger Day". Euronews. Archived from the original on May 27, 2022. Retrieved July 29, 2022.
  18. ^ Chin, Carmen (July 29, 2022). "SEVENTEEN's Hoshi collaborates with Tiger JK on new song 'Tiger'". NME. Archived from the original on July 29, 2022. Retrieved July 29, 2022.

External links[edit]

  1. The St. Petersburg Declaration on Tiger Conservation
  2. Tiger Recovery Program
  3. Official International Tiger Day Website, 2013
  4. International Tiger Day Website, WWF