Global Tiger Day 2017 zoo review

Photos from Global Tiger Day 2017

Global 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 disease. 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. 

This year, 21st Century Tiger turned its focus to raising funds and awareness for Anti-Poaching Units and Law Enforcement on Global Tiger Day 2017.

Despite the global trend of growth and movement towards stabilisation of wild tiger populations, their position remains fragile with an estimated 4000 individuals spread across Asia. 

Poaching continues to be one of the greatest threats to wild tigers. It is an international, organised crime, predominantly driven by rich, well connected ‘kingpins’ who consume illegal wildlife products to demonstrate their wealth and status in society.

To give wild tigers a future, we must ensure that our approach to Law Enforcement and Anti-Poaching initiatives are equally organised.

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.

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