International Year of Tiger on Valentine's Day: Ramesh
STAFF WRITER 8:11 HRS IST
Lalit K Jha
Washington, Oct 3 (PTI) To draw international attention on tiger conservation and protection, India will launch the Year of the Tiger on Valentine's Day next year from Jim Corbett National Park, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh announced.
India's offer in this regard was accepted at a meeting held at the prestigious Smithsonian Institute, which was attended by other agencies including the World Bank.
"Today India made the offer for launching the Year of the Tiger internationally on February 14, 2010 at Corbett," Ramesh said, adding the Year of Tiger would end in November 2010 with another tiger consultation in Ranthambore National Park.
"Both these events would showcase what India is doing in the field of tiger conservation," Ramesh told reporters in an interaction after the meeting. The Russians are hosting the World Tiger Summit in Vladivostok in September 2010.