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Friday, July 29, 2011

World Tiger Day

World Tiger Day today

The theme of the day is "Save Sundarbans, Save Tigers."

Bangladesh will observe the day amid various programmers with a view to creating awareness among people to preserve the tigers.

A programme to enhance thenumber of tigers double across the globe by 2022 has been taken.

Ministry of Environment and Forests has taken elaborate programme to observe the day. As part of the programme, rally will be broughtout from in front of National Museum at Shahbagh thismorning.

State Minister for Environment andForests Dr Hassan Mahmud said the present government was implementing "Tiger Action Plan" (TAP) to protect the tigers. The project costing about Tk 276 crore will be completed by 2017, he said.

Bangladesh,India, Nepal and Bhutan are working together toimplement the TAP. 

According to a survey carried out in 2004, the number of tigers in the Sundarbans is 440.

Wilde Life Institute of India and World Nature Institute, 70 per cent tigers was declined in the lastdecade while the number of tigers were reduced from 100,000 to 3,200 in thelast century.

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