Tiger - the symbol of national pride
The magnificent tiger, Panthera tigris is a
striped animal. It has a thick yellow coat of
fur with dark stripes. The combination of
grace, strength, agility and enormous power
has earned the tiger its pride of place as the
national animal of India.
A LONG HISTORY OF PERSECUTION
•Habitat loss due to agricultural and developmental
• Poaching and Hunting : For over 1,000 years , tigers have
been hunted and poached as
For making decorative items like floor and wall
As souvenirs and curios.
Its skin is used to make robes.
Bones and skull are used in asian traditional
Tiger bones are also superstitously used to scare
away evil influences.
Tiger fats are used in balms and potion.
Claws are used as talismans.
•Human tiger conflicts
Less than 100 years ago…………
tiger prowled almost all of asia .
TODAY their range has been reduced to just 7% of its former
Tigers are now found in only 13 range states :
Bangladesh Bhutan Cambodia
China India Indonesia
Lao PDR Malaysia Myanmar
Nepal Russia Thailand
Population at a tipping point
•Although there are no accurate estimates of the world tiger
population, numbers are thought to have fallen by over 95%
since the turn of the 20th century-down from perhaps
100,000 to the current estimate of possibly as few as
•Three subspecies – Bali , Javan ,and Caspian tigers were extinct
by the 1980s
•Even in India the species stronghold , a recent government
census suggests there may be as few as 1400tigers left.
And we would have
to take the
Mankind would have to make a
big apology to future generations which would
never get the chance to see the biggest of all cats,
one of the most majestic, beautiful, amazing
creatures ever to walk the Earth.
Extinction is permanent, and it
is the failings of modern man
Tiger is an apex predator-
a top carnivore.
It checks the population of
herbivores like deer , gaur etc.
Without tiger their number
This increase totally ravage its
leads to natural calamities like
flood , soil erosion etc
Causes climate change------
leads to more carbon dioxide
emission , without plants to
trap these , it results in
greenhouse effect & global
A home for tigers= A home for others
one tiger, WE
sq km of
To save tigers we need to protect the forest habitats across Asia where they
live. And by saving these places we will not only allow tigers to roam freely,
but also many other endangered species that live or co-exist with them and
FORM THE VERY THING THAT MAKES OUR PLANET UNIQUE.
International Tiger Day is held annually on July
29 to give worldwide attention to the reservation
It is both an awareness day and a celebration.
It was founded at the Saint Petersburg Tiger
Summit in 2010.
This was done because at that moment wild
tigers were too close to extinction.
The goal of Tiger Day is to promote the
protection and expansion of the wild tigers
habitats and to gain support through awareness
for tiger conservation.
• Many animal welfare organisations pledged to help
these wonderful creatures and are still helping to raise
funds to reach this goal.
Visit some worthy Tiger Related website.
Spend some time having a look around at the
information provided there to see what's of most interest to you.
Register an activity that you, your school, business, or workplace, or
your community group are doing for Tiger day. The great thing about registering
your activity is that you can inspire others who learn about what you're doing.
Take a moment to check out the latest news added to the site regularly.
Check out the activities that are already planned in your area,
region, or country.
Use the internet to search for Tiger Day events near you. You might like to join in
what has been planned, or even help out if you're early enough to become a part of
the volunteers for the event.
Consider holding your own event on tiger day
If you don't mind a little planning and effort, why not hold your
own event for Tiger DAY? You could enthuse your neighborhood street, your friends, your
local community, your school, a group of businesses, or the media to become involved too.
Some ideas for your own event include:
•Arts and Crafts exhibitions with a Tiger Day theme/focus
•A Film festival focused on need to protect and conserve our tigers.
•Competitions– you could make lots of different tiger-themed competitions, from
painting competitions to online tiger-poetry.
•Concerts – this can be a cool way to get lots of people together in the spirit of Tiger
•Drama and poetry
•Education and awareness-raising
•Online and social media activities
•Publicity and media coverage
•Start a tiger themed blog
•Other ideas you think would work really well.
And all this can also help you raise funds for DONATING MONEY to tiger
Hold a Tiger Day
Maybe your school,
your street, or your
local neighborhood is
interested in getting
together to have an
Tiger Day fair. Things
to have at the fair
include costume or
themed party tiger
Money raised can go
towards a tiger
agreed upon by all the
the fair. Street plays
and ralleys may also
could be conducted
sessions about the
need to protect and
students, anyone who
cares about the saving
tigers and is willing to
teach others, can all
provide lessons for
others. Educate people
to be an informed
shopper since many
products you use in your
daily life may impact
tiger habitats. Demand
for palm oils-threatems
tiger habitats in
countries such as
that are made up of
tigers body parts etc
Make today that you choose to adopt an eco-friendly,
Do an inventory of your energy usage, your
consuming habits, and your reliance on unsustainable products and make a list
of ways you intend to curb your unsustainable activities and habits and
replace them with sustainable ones. Set yourself a timeline to meet, with
harder changes coming at the end of the timeline.
From today, start reading the labels of origin and
manufacture of your goods.
See the products that you use are certified as
sustainable (for example, all forest products with the FSC logo are logged
using sustainable forestry practices)
Engage others in conversations about your
concerns on saving tigers.
Don't be preachy, just appropriately present
some facts and then explain your feelings about them. Encourage them
to respond and if they have no opinions or they seem to not know
much, help them learn some more by imparting your knowledge on the
need to save tigers in a friendly and helpful manner.
Don't shoot down the people who are trying to make
improvements; instead, get involved and help them!