As a result of the 2010 Tiger Summit held in St. Petersburg, a group of 13 countries with naturally occurring tigers, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Vietnam and Thailand jointly designated 29th July of each year as World Tiger Day.
The aim was to enable a worldwide recognition of the importance of tigers and protecting their natural habitat and to support tiger conservation projects.
Tigers in Thailand are the Indo-Chinese species. Mostly living in western forests, considered to be the home of the most important tigers in ASEAN.
Thailand held the 1/2010 Asian Ministerial Meeting on Tiger Conservation on 29th January 2010 in Hua Hin with representatives from the 13 Asian tiger habitat countries, which announced their intentions to comply with the Hua Hin Declaration on Tiger Conservation on Tiger Conservation.
The goal is to double the tiger population in the area by 2025 and to conserve and restore tiger populations that are at risk of extinction.
On World Tiger Day 2021, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has organised activities with a virtual tiger exhibition. online form between 29 July – 27 August 2021 via www.globaltigerday2021.com .