Int’l tiger day being celebrated

Published: July 29, 2018 13:04:53 | Updated: July 31, 2018 14:24:32


A tiger swimming at the Copenhagen Zoo. Internet photo

The International Tiger Day also known as Global Tiger Day is being celebrated in the country, as elsewhere across the globe, to raise awareness for conservation of the majestic big cat from extinction.

The tiger population is declining alarmingly in Bangladeshi part of the Sundarbans, a world heritage site and the world's largest abode of tiger.

There were only 106 Bengal Tigers in Bangladeshi part, according to a tiger's census report of 2015.

However, experts and Forest Department officials of Bangladesh are expecting an increase in the number of tigers in the world's largest mangrove forest as the activities of forest robbers and poachers in the Sundarbans has been declined.

The International Tiger Day was founded in 2010 at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit, UNB reports.

The summit had issued St. Petersburg Declaration on Tiger Conservation with an aim to double the big cat population by 2022.

The tiger is the largest of the world's big cats with its distinctive orange and black stripes and beautifully marked face.

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