Global Day of Tigers 2019
Published : 28 Jul 2019, 19:40
Global Tiger Day also is known as International Tiger Day, is a celebration held annually on July 29. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit.
There are only around 3,900 wild tigers left in the world. Since the beginning of the 20th century, we have lost over 95% of the world’s wild tiger population. Poaching, habitat loss and habitat degradation are causing global tiger populations to plummet.
Where tigers thrive, it is a sign that the ecosystem is healthy. For example, The Royal Bengal Tiger is protecting the largest mangrove ecosystem (Sundarban) alone. Bengal Tiger (bagh) one of the largest living cats on earth, belongs to family Felidae, order Carnivora and is recognized as the national animal of Bangladesh. Its body is rich yellow to reddish ochre in color with vertically arranged black stripes, more pronounced towards the rump and thighs.
The Bengal tiger is found primarily in India with smaller populations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China, and Myanmar. It is the most numerous of all tiger subspecies with more than 2,500 left in the wild.
The mangroves of the Sundarbans—shared between Bangladesh and India—are the only mangrove forests where tigers are found. The Sundarbans are increasingly threatened by sea-level rise as a result of climate change.
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