International Tiger Day 2021 is being observed today, July 29. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings to wildlife lovers throughTwitter messages. Modi emphasized on the “commitment to ensuring safe habitats for our tigers and nurturing tiger-friendly eco-systems.” International Tiger Day is celebrated every year on July 29 to spread awareness on tiger conservation. The date July 29 is historic because on this day several countries signed the agreement in the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit, which was held in Russia in 2010.
"On International Tiger Day, greetings to wildlife lovers, especially those who are passionate about tiger conservation. Home to over 70 per cent of the tiger population globally, we reiterate our commitment to ensuring safe habitats for our tigers and nurturing tiger-friendly eco-systems," said PM Modi. In another tweet, Modi wrote: "India is home to 51 tiger reserves spread across 18 states. The last tiger census of 2018 showed a rise in the tiger population. India achieved the target of doubling of tiger population 4 years ahead of schedule of the St. Petersburg Declaration on Tiger Conservation."
India’s strategy of tiger conservation attaches topmost importance to involving local communities. We are also inspired by our centuries' old ethos of living in harmony with all flora and fauna with whom we share our great planet, Prime Minister Said.