Over 400 children take part in Global Tiger Day fete

first_imgHyderabad: Over 400 children from 14 schools participated in a series of activities organised in connection with Global Tiger Day celebrations at KBR National Park here on Saturday. Telangana State Forest Department in coordination with HyTiCoS and WWF – India, Hyderabad Office organised the celebrations. It may be mentioned here that the Global Tiger Day celebrations were started in 2010, following a decision taken at a Tiger Summit held at Saint Petersburg in Russia. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us The activities organised at the KBR National Park include wildlife quiz and nature-based learning games, with special focus on the tiger conservation. Students from various schools performed skits to bring out the message as to how tigers were killed in large numbers in the last 100 years. In turn, how it is now reflecting in the form of ecological imbalance, resulting in climate change and loss of biodiversity. Also, how these changes are threatening the wellbeing of humans on the planet. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us The children also brought out the message that the Forest Department in collaboration with NGOs, nature lovers, volunteers are focusing on the conservation of the Tiger and its habitat as is existing today. The celebrations were attended by Andrew Fleming, Deputy High Commissioner of Britain, PK Jha, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (HoFF) & Chief Wildlife Warden, P Raghuveer, VC & MD, TSFDC, R Sobha, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (FCA), Munindra, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Admn.) and others. Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion the Dy High Commissioner brought out, how the Tiger number in India which were 1,411 in 2006 increased to 2,226 in 2014. He also stated that India is home to around 70 per cent of the World’s Tigers and appreciated the effort of Government of India and State governments in protecting and conserving Tigers.last_img