Today is officially Global Tiger Day, an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation.
There are only around 3,900 wild tigers left in the world. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the planet has lost over 95% of the world’s wild tiger population.
On Global Tiger Day, WWF urges tiger-range governments to strengthen anti-poaching efforts and reinforce investments in rangers, in order to halt the crisis and safeguard wild tigers from poachers.
Global Tiger Day is celebrated every year on 29 July as a way to raise awareness about this magnificent but endangered big cat. The day was founded in 2010, when the 13 tiger range countries came together to create Tx2 – the global goal to double the number of wild tigers by the year 2022.
In Nepal, community based anti-poaching units are crucial to the efforts in protecting tigers in the wild.
Hari Rani Chaudhary is a member of the community-based anti-poaching unit in Khata Corridor in Bardia in Nepal’s Terai Arc Landscape. She is a guardian of the tigers in this critical corridor that connects Nepal’s Bardia National Park with India’s Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary. She explains her story in the video below.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea