World celebrates International Tiger Day


International Tiger Day, also known as Global 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 Interpol marked the Global Tiger Day with the announcement that an operation launched to protect the endangered specie led to the arrest of nearly 40 people in some of the tiger range countries, including India. ‘Operation Prey’ was aimed at targeting the individual and organised crime groups behind the killing and trafficking of the big cats. The operation, conducted across India, Bhutan, China and Nepal, has so far led to nearly 40 arrests and the seizure of big cat skins and other body parts as well as wildlife goods, the Lyon-based global policing body said.