International Tiger Day (ITD), to raise awareness for tiger conservation, was celebrated on July 29 across the world including Ranthambore in Rajasthan. This year, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has expressed its concern that two wild cats are being poached in the world per week due to high demand of their body parts in Asian countries.
The WWF- India held events jointly with the local state forest departments in the country to raise awareness of the vital and challenging work for tiger conservation.
ITD, also known as World Tiger Day, was established in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit with a focus on promoting a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers. We need to be aware of the fact that tigers are facing extinction.
In Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur district is one of the largest national parks in northern India. The park covers an area of 392 square kilometers. It is known for its tiger population and is one of India's Project Tiger reserves.
As per the latest census of tigers, there are 61 tigers in the Ranthambore national park. The park has outstanding landscape and diverse ranges of flora and fauna favourable for tigers.
In Ranthambore, every tiger has a legend that precedes their lineages that attracts tiger-lovers from all over the world to Ranthambore National Park.