Today marks a very special Global Tiger Day in the Year of the Tiger...WWF recapped the past dozen years of tiger conservation and looked forward to the good news they reported today in 2022 is the Year of the Tiger | WWF Tigers Alive Initiative on Lunar New Year.
Let’s look back at the progress made in tiger conservation over the last 12 years!
2010 was a pivotal year in the history of tiger conservation. The iconic big cat was threatened with extinction and only an estimated 3,200 were left in the wild. In the same year tiger range countries came together and committed to double wild tiger populations, a goal known as TX2, by 2022 - the next Year of the Tiger.According to National Day Calendar, "International Tiger Day was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit," so the day and the Year of the Tiger have been connected since the creation of the international day a dozen years ago. May the global tiger population continue to increase up to the next Year of the Tiger in 2034 and may I be around to see it!
In 2022 tiger range countries will release their new tiger population estimates and by the end of the year we'll know if the TX2 goal has been met. 2022 is also a time for countries to renew their commitment to protecting tigers as governments set their goals for the next 12 years of tiger conservation.