Today is International Tiger Day which is celebrated to raise awareness for tiger conservation.
29th July was decided to be celebrated as Tiger day during the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010.
Special programmes are being organized all over the globe today to mark the day. Union Minister for Environment and Forests Dr Harsh Vardhan will attend a Global Tiger Day event in New Delhi.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said, only 3,890 tigers are left in the world. Of them, India has the highest number. Till July last year, there were 2,500 tigers in the country.
Last year, WWF and the Global Tiger Forum had announced that the world’s tiger population had finally increased after several decades of constant decline.