July 29 is International Tiger Day
International Tiger Day is held annualy on July 29 to give worldwide attention to the reservation of tigers.
It is both an awareness day as a celebration. It was founded at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010. This was done because at that moment wild tigers were too close to extinction. Many animal welfare organisations pledged to help these wonderful creatures and are still helping to raise funds to reach this goal. The goal of Tiger Day is to promote the protection and expansion of the wilde tigers habitats and to gain support through awareness for tiger conservation.
Time is short. Right now, the number of wild tiger is at its lowest ever!
We have lost 97% of all wild tigers in a bit over 100 years. Instead of 100,000, according to 2014 official stats as few as 3,000 live in the wild today. A number of Tiger species have already been extinct.
Tigers may be one of the most admired animals, but they are also vulnerable to extinction.
At this rate, all tigers living in the wild could be extinct in 5 years!
For further information visit: http://tigerday.org/