Today [Thursday 29 July 2021] is officially International Tiger Day. The annual event, held by the WWF, aims to raise awareness of tiger conservation.
From the world’s largest mangrove forests in the Sundarbans, to the snowy mountains in Northeast China and Russia, protecting wild tigers and their natural homes provides benefits for thousands of species and millions of people.
As top predators, wild tigers play an important role in maintaining the harmony of the planet’s ecosystems. By preying on herbivores, tigers help to keep the balance between the prey animals and the forest vegetation which they feed upon.
International Tiger Day is celebrated every year on July 29th 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.
There are numerous ways you can help with tiger conservation from adopting a tiger, sharing information with others, and more. For more information, visit the WWF International Tiger Day website.