- HB Kham
Kathmandu: 29 July is the global day for observation of Tiger Day everywhere across the globe, to foster awareness for the conservation of tiger.
This universal date was fixed in 2010 during a global conference held in Russia which declared that all the countries must double the tiger population by 2022.
In line with the spirit of the summit of 2010, Nepal observed Tiger Day by organizing several programs and pronounced that Nepal surpassed all other nations in doubling the population of tigers.
According to the Tiger census taken in 2018, Nepal’s tiger population has doubled and the number has increased to 235, thereby making a stride forward as compared with other nations lagging.
Nepal’s Ministry of Forest and Environment celebrated the Tiger day in Banke National Park according to Bishnu Prasad Shrestha, the spokesperson of Nepal National Park and Wildlife Protection Department.
Nepal has declared several forests and marshy areas as the national parks that pave the way for the habitat of the wild tiger.
The government has deputed and stationed various units of army to safeguard the wild forest, parks and conservation areas so that there is no illegal poaching.
“The ecosystem is healthy, where tiger thrives”
The above lines are relevant to today’s world where our ecosystem is gradually being disrupted and destroyed due to the extinction of tigers in the jungles which ultimately challenges human survival.
Reasons behind the decline of Tigers
The snaring crisis in Asia is considered to be one of the serious detrimental factors behind the threat to tigers. Around a century before, over 100, 000 wild tigers used to roam about in the wild jungles across the globe.
Reckless poaching of wild tigers by illegal poachers is increasingly causing a severe threat to the survival of the wild tigers everywhere.
Loss of Habitat
Due to deforestation, it is said that almost 95% of the tiger’s natural habitat is being destroyed which causes tigers to migrate to alternative places for survival.
Due to adverse effects of climate change caused by global warming which is human being’s blunder has caused tigers to change their habitat.
Significance of Tiger Day
According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWW), there are nearly 3,900 wild tigers across the world and 95% of the population of the tiger has already been lost by human civilization.
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