29/07/2020 08:42 AM | Click to read full article
International Tiger Day is observed on July 29 every year to raise awareness about the declining population of the wild cats and making efforts to conserve them. Since the start of 20th century, there was a sharp decline in the number of Tigers globally. However, the situation has improved considerably ever since.
India’s tiger population currently stands at 2,967 which is 70 percent of the global tiger population. Till 2014, the tiger population in India was around 1,600.