International Tiger Day

International Tiger Day

Question: International Tiger Day is celebrated on-
(a) 28 July
(b) 29 July
(c) 30 July
(d) 26 July
Ans: (b)
Related facts:

  • On 29 July 2016 International Tiger Day was celebrated across the world.
  • 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.
  • The day was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit.
  • In the summit 13 countries had pledged, that they will double the tiger population.
  • Currently 13 countries have a total 3948 tiger’s population.
  • While the total number of tigers in India is 1,706.

Reference:
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54586#.V523wfl97IV
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/International-Tiger-Day-2016-Tiger-facts-you-need-to-know/articleshow/53445105.cms

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