To commemorate the Year of the Tiger 2010, the Department of Postal Services of the Government of Nepal has issued Tiger Postal Stamps. \”Tigers habitat has shrunk to 7 percent of its original habitat in the past century alone and its number has gone down from 100,000 to 3,200. It is urgent that we act now to save this charismatic species.
In Nepal, with the government in the lead, several landmarks have been reached this year towards protecting tigers including working with China and India in fostering trans-boundary co-operation, declaration of Banke National Park in order to extend tiger habitat, as well as the establishment of a high-level National Tiger Conservation Committee under the chairmanship of the prime minister.
2010 is being celebrated as the Year of the Tiger and various activities are being organised throughout the year to raise awareness and achieve the goal of doubling the tiger numbers by 2022, the next year of the tiger.