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International Tiger Day

Roar for wildlife conservation on International Tiger Day! Join us in our mission to protect and preserve tigers and their habitats around the world.
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Introduction

Get excited to celebrate International Tiger Day on July 29! This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of tigers and their conservation. It's celebrated around the world in an effort to protect these majestic creatures from extinction. The holiday was created by Global Tiger Forum in 2010, with a mission to double wild tiger populations by 2022. So let's all take part and help save the tigers!

History of International Tiger Day

International Tiger Day Dates

International Tiger Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tiger Population Decline</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1800s, nearly 100,000 tigers roamed the wilds of Asia, but the population started to decline due to hunting and habitat destruction.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1973</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Start of Project Tiger</div><div class='timeline-text'>India established Project Tiger, a conservation program to protect Bengal Tigers from extinction.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1993</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>International Tiger Trade Ban</div><div class='timeline-text'>The international trade of tiger parts and products was banned by CITES in an attempt to curb the decline of tiger populations.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of International Tiger Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>International Tiger Day was established at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit with the aim of increasing global awareness about tiger conservation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tiger Population Increase</div><div class='timeline-text'>In a major win for conservationists, global wild tiger counts showed an increase for the first time in over 100 years.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Building Tiger Recovery</div><div class='timeline-text'>World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other conservation groups continue to work towards recovery of tiger populations with an extended goal until 2022.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Tiger Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Support tiger conservation</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Donate or volunteer for a local tiger conservation organization or research project. This is a great way to celebrate International Tiger Day and make sure that these majestic creatures have a fighting chance.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a zoo</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the day to visit the local zoo and observe tigers in their natural habitat. Learn more about the fascinating behavior of these animals, and appreciate their beauty and strength.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a tiger movie night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over for an evening of tiger films and documentaries. Learn more about these powerful predators and share your newfound knowledge with your friends.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a fundraiser</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize a fundraising event to support organizations working to protect tigers from poaching and habitat destruction. Raise funds through ticket sales, donations, or even bake sales!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share on social media</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread awareness by posting facts, stories, and pictures of tigers on social media with the hashtag #InternationalTigerDay.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Tiger Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tigers are majestic creatures</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Tigers have long been admired for their beauty and power. There's something so captivating about the sight of a tiger in its natural habitat, roaming through forests and jungles with grace and purpose. Their striped coats provide a unique camouflage that blends in with the environment, allowing them to easily hunt their prey!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tigers need our protection</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Unfortunately, tigers are facing an uncertain future as their habitats continue to be destroyed and poached. International Tiger Day was established to help raise awareness of the plight of these animals and to encourage people to take action towards making sure these species remain on the planet.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tigers play an important role in nature</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Tigers play a vital role in keeping the ecosystem healthy. As top predators, they regulate the populations of other animals and help maintain balance within their environments. If tigers were to disappear, many other animal species could also become extinct as a result - something no one wants to see happen!</p></div></div>

5 Roaring Facts about International Tiger Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tigers are solitary and need a lot of space</h3><p class='facts-content'>Tigers are solitary animals that prefer to live alone, typically claiming a large territory as their own. Males need up to 100 square kilometers, while females require about 20 square kilometers.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tigers have unique stripe patterns</h3><p class='facts-content'>Much like human fingerprints, no two tigers have the same stripe pattern. These stripes can also be found on their skin, not just their fur, making them truly unique.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Bengal tigers are the most common subspecies</h3><p class='facts-content'>The Bengal tiger is the most common out of the six remaining subspecies, making up nearly half of all wild tiger populations.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tigers can eat up to 60 pounds in one night</h3><p class='facts-content'>Known for their immense appetite, tigers can consume up to 60 pounds of food in a single night. However, they usually only make a kill once every few days.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tigers are excellent swimmers</h3><p class='facts-content'>Unlike most big cats, tigers love the water and are actually excellent swimmers. They can often be found cooling off in ponds and streams, and can even cross rivers and lakes if necessary.</p></div></div>

International Tiger Day FAQs

When is International Tiger Day?

International Tiger Day is celebrated on July 29th every year. In 2024 International Tiger Day will occur on a Monday.

International Tiger Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jul 29

Saturday

2024

Jul 29

Monday

2025

Jul 29

Tuesday

2026

Jul 29

Wednesday

2027

Jul 29

Thursday

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