Global Tiger Day 2014

Photos from Global Tiger Day 2014

21st Century Tiger PosterGlobal Tiger Day was established in 2010 at the St Petersburg Tiger Summit when tiger range countries declared their aim to double wild tiger numbers by 2022.

This ambitious plan has galvanised actions across Asia, where the Global Tiger Recovery Programme is being put into force. The threats to wild tigers are enormous. Human population pressure, habitat destruction, illegal demand for tiger parts, poaching and desease. Nevertheless, positive actions from all sides; conservation organisations, governments, zoos and members of the public are working together to safeguard wild tigers for the future. Read more about tiger conservation.

Global Tiger Day is an opportunity to raise funds for wild tiger conservation and importantly build awareness of the issues effecting their survival.

Many zoos around the world took part in 21st Century Tiger’s fundraising and awareness campaign. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them and to share some of their wonderful photographs and posts from the day.