Global Tiger Day (GTD) is celebrated annually on 29 July to raise awareness of and support for conservation of wild tigers. This year, WWF Nepal celebrated GTD through an awareness outlet titled “The ‘I’ in the Tiger is You”….a televised talk show centred on tiger conservation through a selected panel of speakers and an audience comprising primarily of youth members under The Generation Green campaign. The talk show was pre-recorded, edited and broadcasted on Kantipur Television on 29 July 2014.
For the panel, we had Mr. Megh Bahadur Pandey (Director General, Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation), Dr. Ghana S Gurung (Sr. Conservation Program Director, WWF Nepal), Mr. Rajesh Hamal (actor and TGG mentor) and a youth representative from WWF’s project site. Mr. Anil Chitrakar (Consulting Partner, Siddharthinc and TGG Mentor) who consented to facilitate the program.
We were interested in bringing out diverse opinions and discussing on issues that surround not just tigers but everything that its protection supports.