Natural Habitat Adventures is shining the spotlight on tiger conservation, with 2022 being the Year of the Tiger and July 29 marking the 12th annual Global Tiger Day.
Designed to draw attention to the plight of the highly endangered and iconic big cats and enhance support for their conservation, Global Tiger Day was established in 2010, the previous Year of the Tiger.
That same year, the Global Tiger Initiative was formed, and the first-ever international meeting for tiger conservation – the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit – was convened.
Known as TX2, the event and initiative saw collaboration across the 13 tiger range countries and the global conservation community towards a common goal for tiger recovery: doubling the number of tigers in the wild by 2022.
This effort has been paying off with major strides in tiger recovery: in 2010, there were just 3,200 wild tigers left in the world. That number has grown, with new figures now revealing that there are currently between 3,726 to 5,578 tigers in the wild worldwide, according to a new tiger assessment from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Nat Hab has provided more than US$4.5 million in support to global conservation efforts and gives 1% of all gross sales plus $150,000 annually to help conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.
With its mission of “conservation through exploration,” Nat Hab strives to protect the planet by inspiring travelers and supporting local communities, including in India where it operates tiger-focused journeys.
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