International Tiger Day celebrated on 29th July 2016
Q. International Tiger Day has been celebrated on which day?- Published on 01 Aug 16
a. 28th July
b. 29th July
c. 30th July
d. 31st July
ANSWER: 29th July
UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme) celebrated International Tiger’s Day on 29th July 2016.
- Of 100000 tigers roaming the nation a century ago only 3200 are left behind, according to a WWF 2014 report.
- Between 2000 and 2014, authorities across Asia seized parts of as many as 1590 tigers killed for traditional medicine, according to wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic.
- WWF has warned that poaching and habitat loss could bring extinction for the Asian big cats.
- India is home to 50 percent of the world’s tiger population with 1706 tigers.
- Of 9 species, 3 are extinct while 6 exist in the world today. The tigers that are not extinct include Siberian Tigers, Bengal tigers, Indochinese tigers, Malayan and Sumatran tigers and South China tigers.
- 3 extinct species are Bali, Caspian and Java tigers.