Sunday, August 4, 2013

International Tiger day 2013

International Tiger Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation. 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 day, GVI volunteers and staff posted tiger facts all around the main area at base and created and painted a paper Mache tiger for the children when they visit base hut.  I also gave a presentation about tigers which included information about tiger day, biological data, such as weight, population decline, conservation efforts and stories from one of the village elders.

Tiger day can make a big difference just by informing more people about tigers and the situation they are in, you can make a difference by posting on facebook , signing  petitions or donating to tiger conservation groups. With only 3,200 tigers left in the wild they need our help as it is man depleting their natural habitat and poaching them for the pet trade and traditional medicines. It may seem hard to understand but tigers feel just like you and I, and they are living creatures, creatures that deserve our help not our cages.

Written By Joshua Baxter, 19, Australia. 1 month short term intern. 

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