International Tiger Day, also known as Global Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July.
It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. Tigers: Majestic, powerful, beautiful, ENDANGERED! September 27th 2010 is International Tiger Day.
The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues
Started by the Phoenix Fund, a Russian non-governmental organization in 2000, the celebration of all things Tiger is now an annual city holiday in Vladivostock with 3000+ participants. Phoenix Fund was founded by Russian and U.S. conservationists and registered in Vladivostok as a Russian non-profit, non-governmental organization in March 1998. The mission is to conserve the exceptionally rich fauna and flora of the Russian Far East, the only region where Amur tigers and leopards survive in the wild. These magnificent animals are threatened by habitat deterioration, poaching of the big cats themselves and depletion of their prey populations.
Year of the Tiger: Global Tiger Initiative 2010 – 2022 and St Petersburg Tiger Summit – Indian Youth Climate Network and 350.org: Save the Tiger – WWF camera trap yields first-time film of tigress and cubs in Sumatra, Indonesia – Happy New Year: White tiger cubs greet the Year of the Tiger – Happy New Year – Het jaar van de Tijger 4707
See also: Ensuring Tigers Live in the Wild Forever – India Tiger Population Begins Slow Comeback – Saving Tigers from Extinction – Powerful alliance to fight wildlife crime comes into effect at Tiger Forum – WWF Heroes for a living planet: Tigers