Bollywood celebs mark Tiger Day 2021 with plea for protection

Bollywood celebs mark Tiger Day 2021 with plea for protection
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On the occasion of International Tiger Day 2021 this week, a slew of Bollywood celebrities, including Randeep Hooda, Dia Mirza and Raveena Tandon, took to social media to spread awareness about tiger conservation.

"Today we celebrate international Tiger Day. Wildlife is gods gift to our planet. But, sadly today, natural habitats of animals and plants are being destroyed for Mining, encroachments, land grabbing, votebank politics, overdevelopment, farming, poaching and hunting by humans. Our wildlife pays the deadly price. No Political will. How much ever activists and researchers may plead, but if no political will then nothing can be saved. Wildlife conservation has become very crucial to preserve the balance of nature," Raveena Tandon wrote on Instagram.


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She went on to explain the impact of the extinction of wildlife on human life.

"Soon, if no stringent steps are taken to save wildlife, it would not be long when they will be on the list of extinct species. The extinction of wildlife species will certainly have a fatal impact on human race as well. So, for us as humans, it becomes a great responsibility to save the wildlife, our planet and most importantly our own selves," Raveena added.
Actor Randeep Hooda took to Twitter to talk about the importance of tigers in our lives.

"Tiger = Forest = Oxygen = River = Water = Us ! Save Tigers, Save Humanity!#InternationalTigerDay#GlobalTigerDay," he tweeted.

Actor Dia Mirza, who is also the UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, pledged to protect Tiger habitats.

"This #GlobalTigerDay salute to all our the protectors of our #Wild. They dedicate their lives to our #BigCats and forests," she tweeted.

The theme for the International Tiger Day 2021 on July 29 was “Their survival is in our hands”.


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