New Delhi: Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and MoS Babul Supriyo on Tuesday released report of Tiger Census and poster on Small Wild Cats of India on the eve of Global Tiger Day. The event was held at National Media Centre, New Delhi.
Environment Minister @PrakashJavdekar & MoS @SuPriyoBabul releases report of Tiger Census and poster on Small Wild Cats of India on eve of #GlobalTigerDay@moefcc pic.twitter.com/wEg3gQ4fhk
— DD News (@DDNewslive) July 28, 2020
Speaking on the occasion, Javadekar said, ” Today India has 70% of world’s Tiger population, we are in a leading position and we are ready to work with all the 13 tiger range countries; in their training, capacity building, management of tiger reserves. Conservation of tigers also ensures well being of forest ecosystem.”
” We have large amount of flora and fauna of which we are proud , our effort is to improve the environment and biodiversity. We have 8% of world’s biodiversity, this is India’s real strength, this is soft power,” he said.
“India will take all the lead in taking our number more and has also decided to take up ambitious water and fodder augmentation programme,” Javadekar added.
Global Tiger Day, often called International Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues.