International Tiger Day

International Tiger Day

29 July 2013

International Tiger Day is marked on July 29.


It was established by the St. Petersburg Declaration following the world's first Tiger Summit held in November 2010. The 13 countries participating in the summit adopted the global programme to restore the tiger population in 2010-2022.


To stabilise the tiger population a law was adopted in Russia establishing criminal liability with a maximum sentence of up to seven years in prison for the killing and trafficking of rare animals listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, including Amur tigers.


The concept adopted by the Government for the development of federal specially protected natural areas includes the establishment of 28 new nature reserves and national parks by 2020. Under the concept, the area of federal specially protected natural areas will account for 3% of the country's total area, including the habitats of up to 77% of endangered mammals and 97% of endangered birds.