International Tiger Day 2017: India pledges to save big cats

International Tiger Day is celebrated every year on 29 July to raise awareness for tiger conservation and promote a global system for protecting tigers

FP Staff July 29, 2017 21:47:53 IST
International Tiger Day is celebrated every year on 29 July to raise awareness for tiger conservation. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting tiger's natural habitats and raise public awareness. PTI
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International Tiger Day is celebrated every year on 29 July to raise awareness for tiger conservation. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting tiger's natural habitats and raise public awareness. PTI
To inculcate a sense of responsibility toward the environment several schools across India celebrate this day. PTI
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To inculcate a sense of responsibility toward the environment several schools across India celebrate this day. PTI
India is currently home to 70 percent of the world's tiger population in over 17 states and 50 sanctuaries across the country. In this picture, students from Delhi celebrate Global Tiger Day by wearing tiger masks. PTI
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India is currently home to 70 percent of the world's tiger population in over 17 states and 50 sanctuaries across the country. In this picture, students from Delhi celebrate Global Tiger Day by wearing tiger masks. PTI
India is a part of the St Petersburg target, commonly referred to as the global wildlife conservation goal TX2, which aims to double the tiger numbers in the participating countries by 2022.
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India is a part of the St Petersburg target, commonly referred to as the global wildlife conservation goal TX2, which aims to double the tiger numbers in the participating countries by 2022.
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan and actor Randeep Hooda at celebrating Global Tiger Day in New Delhi. PTI
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Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan and actor Randeep Hooda at celebrating Global Tiger Day in New Delhi. PTI
There are 13 Tiger Range Countries (TRC), including India, in the world where tigers roam free. Sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik created a sand sculpture urging citizens to protect the national animal of India. Image courtesy: Twitter/sudarsansand
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There are 13 Tiger Range Countries (TRC), including India, in the world where tigers roam free. Sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik created a sand sculpture urging citizens to protect the national animal of India. Image courtesy: Twitter/sudarsansand