We highlighted bushmeat consumption as a threat for wildlife and biodiversity through celebrations in Cambodia with a walking parade and art performances at Sen Monorom.
Dr. Xavier Jayakumar, Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources, wants to make tiger conservation a priority for the next two years. We are rallying behind this call starting with the Malayan tiger run to show the unified voice of Malaysians in support of this!
We’ve made more than 130 million public impressions online around Global Tiger Day with the help of WWF ambassadors to the Chinese community! The International Forum on Tigers and Leopards Cross-border Conservation was also held in Harbin from July 27 to 30 to facilitate collaboration among tiger and leopard range countries bordering China.
Our field teams from six tiger landscapes in India are involved in celebrating Global Tiger Day with local communities living in and around tiger habitats. A new estimated tiger population is announced on the day itself. 2967 wild tigers are said to roam in the country!
Nepal made headlines with its new tiger population update of 235 tigers last year. It is first to almost double its tiger numbers by 2022. The Government of Nepal celebrated Global Tiger Day in Banke this year, enabling wider participation from grassroots conservation leaders, journalists and other stakeholders to discuss how the country can reach future milestones.
We collaborated with artists, musicians and communities to make Sumatran tigers the pride of Indonesia! After all, tiger is an important icon commonly found in folktales and local art. Runners even planted a tree at every 5km in a marathon organised in Sumatra.