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In Pictures: It’s International Tiger Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke - 29th July 2017


It’s International Tiger Day! First celebrated in 2010, this is a day to raise awareness about the threats these magnificent creatures face.  With only under 4000 tigers left in the wild the need to protect them is obvious. Celebrate their special day with our archive pictures taken in India and Sumatra. In support of the 400 surviving  Sumatran tigers in the wild, artist David Bailey created 400 bronze tiger models which were on display at Fortnum’s storefront in Piccadilly and can be purchased with every penny going to us to support our efforts to protect the tigers’ habitat from deforestation

Tigers in Tadoba reserve, India.
Young tiger in Tadoba reserve, India.
A Sumatran tiger is pictured at the Taman Safari Park.
In Indonesia, forest destruction for palm oil is pushing Sumatran tigers to the edge of extinction, with as few as 400 left in the wild. Companies must commit to zero deforestation and end their role in tiger habitat loss.
A semi-wild Sumatran Tiger (Panthera Tigris Sumatrae) is seen at the Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation rescue centre, which is part of the South Bukit Barisan National Park.
A semi-wild Sumatran Tiger (Panthera Tigris Sumatrae) is seen at the Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation rescue centre, which is part of the South Bukit Barisan National Park.
Close-up of a semi-wild Sumatran Tiger (Panthera Tigris Sumatrae), seen at the Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation rescue centre, which is part of the South Bukit Barisan National Park.
A semi-wild Sumatran Tiger (Panthera Tigris Sumatrae) is seen at the Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation rescue centre, which is part of the South Bukit Barisan National Park.
A Greenpeace activist measures a tiger’s foot print inside Tesso Nilo National Park in 2011. Greenpeace’s ‘Tiger’s Eye Tour’ was launched to bear witness to the real condition of Indonesia’s forests. Greenpeace is urging the government to review existing concessions and protect peatland and urges industries to implement a zero deforestation policy in their operations.
David Bailey’s Bronze Tigers in support of the Sumatran tiger featured at Fortnum and Mason. Greenpeace receives proceeds from the sale of these tigers, available from the Fortnum and Mason website.
David Bailey’s 400 bronze tigers, representing the 400 Sumatran tigers that are left in the wild.

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