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HISTORY OF JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK INDIA

In the early 1860 it was an idea for making a forest against cultivation and cattle farming.In 1879 the forests converted into a Reserve Forest and in the early 1900s the idea got back. Then Sir Jim Corbett Set the boundary in 1936 ad park named as Hailey National Park . After 1947 the park was renamed as Ramganga National Park and there again the name Corbett National Park in 1955. In 1974 the location is picked for project tiger.

Today Corbett National Park comprises an area of 1,318.55 sq kms include 520 square kms of core area and 796.72 sq kms of buffer area and is one of the 13th protected area covered by World Wildlife Fund under Terai Arc Landscape Program.



Who was "Jim Corbett"

Edverd James Jim Corbett was born in nainital in 25 july 1875. He Completed his studies in Oak Openings school and Philander Smith College ,He was Naturalist and ecologist,famous for saving tigers and leopards in india.Between 1908 and 1938 jim corbett tracked 19 tigers and 14 leopards and later documented .He bought his first camera in 1920 and started recording and filming on tigers He did a job for North and bengal railways as a fuel inspecor.Many people considered corbett as a saint.He died in in April 19 in Nyeri, Kenya.

Corbett preferred to hunt alone and on foot when pursuing dangerous game. Between 1907 and 1938, Corbett tracked and explosion a documented 19 tigers and 14 leopards. From a very young age, Jim was fascinated by the forests and the wildlife it is estimated that he had killed more than 1,200 men, women and children. The first tiger he killed, the Champawat Tiger in Champawat.

Corbett bought his first camera in the late 1920s, and started to record tigers on cine film.Corbett was deeply concerned about the fate of tigers and their habitat. He had an intimate knowledge of the jungle; it was a difficult task to achieve good pictures. His admiration for tigers and leopards grew, he resolved never to shoot them unless they turned man-eater or posed a threat to cattle.

After 1947, Corbett and his sister Maggie retired to Nyeri, Kenya, where he continued to write and sound the alarm about declining numbers of jungle cats and other wildlife.

In 1948, in the wake of the success of the book Man-Eaters of Kumaon a Hollywood film, Man-Eater of Kumaon was filmed (director Byron Haskin, starring Sabu, Wendell Corey and Joe Page). This was a typical Hollywood creation. The film did not follow any of Corbett's stories; instead an imaginary fresh tale was made up. The film was a slump, although some fascinating footage of the tiger was filmed. Corbett is known to have said that "the best actor was the tiger"

Jim Corbett died of a heart attack a few days after he completed writing his sixth book Tree Tops, and was buried at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Nyeri.