WWF celebrates, july 29, as the International Tiger Day to raise the awareness about protection and conservation of the tiger around the World . WWF is the short name of world wide fund which is non governmental body founded in 1961 to work in the field of preservation of wilderness.Here are the some facts presenting to you on the occasion of the International Tiger Day.
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International Tiger Day
- There are only 13 countries where we can find tigers roaming around. These countries are
- India (Leads almost 70% population)
- North Korea
- But in North Norea there are no any evidence of recent roaming of the tiger.
In 2010 these 13 nations organized a summit to raise awareness about the tiger and agreed to increase tigers number to double by 2022.
- Nepal had around 121 tigers in 2009 and the number climbed to 235, nearest of goal which is 250 (as per the report in 2018)
- Found in three main locations – Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve and the youngest one Banke National Park.
- Of the nine sub-species, three have already gone extinct since at least three decades.
- The Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is one of the six extant sub-species found in Nepal, India, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
- India posses highest number of tiger in the world (around 70%)
- India have 50 reserve for the tiger preservation.
- Have population of 2917 .
- The Bengal tiger inhabits the Indian subcontinent
Conservationists estimate that there are less than 400 tigers left in China today.
These tigers are members of three sub species: Bengal, South China and Northeastern (or Manchurian, similar to the Siberian tiger).
The rarest are the South China tigers.
The number of Bengal tigers in China is unknown.