July 29 is Global Tiger Day
Celebration of Global Tiger Day began in 2010, when 13 countries with native wild tigers met in St. Petersburg, Russia to address the importance of tiger conservation.
- They drafted “The St. Petersburg Declaration on Tiger Conservation“
- The goal was to “Strive to double the number of wild tigers across their range by 2022.”
- This goal would be achieved through various actions, including protecting natural habitats and raising public awareness for conservation.
- 2010 – 2022 is 12 years and spans from one Chinese Year of the Tiger to the next.
In 2010 it was estimated that there were less than 3,200 tigers in the wild. Conservation efforts are working, with India, Nepal, Russia, Bhutan, and China all reporting increases in their wild tiger populations. But there’s a long way to go to ensure tigers thrive in the wild.
Tiger stamps from my collection
A dramatic Bengal Tiger stamp from Laos.
Two tiger stamps from Malasia. You get a sense of the tiger’s tension and action in the first stamp.
An artistic tiger stamp from Nepal and a photo-realistic stamp from India.
Here’s a tiger on a colorful background from Viet Nam
Bulgaria and the United Nations Offices in New York and Geneva have also issued stamps showing tigers.
Learn more about tigers and conservation
- Text of The St. Petersburg Declaration on Tiger Conservation
- The World Wildlife Fund
- Tigers on wikipedia
- Tigers World
Tiger Range Map
Did you have a favorite stamp?
Let me know in the comments.