(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Importance of Tiger Conservation
Topic: Importance of Tiger Conservation
- Kalyan Verma, (Wildlife Photographer & Filmmaker)
- Ashok Pai, (Former Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Uttrakhand)
- Prof. C. K. Varshney, (Environmentalist & Former Dean, School of Environment Sciences, JNU)
The awe-inspiring tiger is one of the most iconic animals on Earth. The tiger population across the world dropped sharply since the beginning of the 20th century but now for the first time in conservation history, their numbers are on the rise. In good news for India, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said the country has 70 percent of the world's tiger population, after releasing a report on tiger census ahead of International Tiger Day on July 29. Global Tiger Day, also called the International Tiger Day, is an annual event marked to raise awareness for tiger conservation. It is observed every year on July 29. It was started in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit, with the aim to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and raise awareness among people on why tiger conservation must be supported.