One for the Big Cat: Tiger Fest by Kids for Tiger Calls for 350
Every year Kids for Tigers organizes a Tiger Fest where students from various schools from National Capital Region of Delhi and Gurgaon assemble and express their solidarity towards wildlife protection. This year the Tiger Fest was organized on 11th day of February in one of the leading schools in the capital city, The Shri Ram School. Around 1,000 students from 20 schools of Delhi and Gurgaon participated in this day long festival that calls for a citizens unite for a healthy and living tiger population in the jungles of India.
As is the case in the other parts of the world, the tiger population in India is under a grave threat of extinction as their number has been constantly declining. While habitat destruction and fragmentation are the the most visible and apparent causes of this decline, changes in the climatic patterns especially across the Northern part of India have had direct and indirect impacts leading to the situation. The disappearing tiger is just another of the many red alerts that Mother Nature has been sending our way.
The event's highlight was a talk by the leading 350 messenger and Editor of Sanctuary Asia magazine, Bittu Sahgal. Mr. Sahgal talked about the significance of 350 around 800 students, teachers, parents and a couple of conservationalists who had come together for the cause.
With inputs form Meenakshi Kapoor.