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History, Jim Corbett National Park (Corbett Tiger Reserve), India

History of Jim Corbett National Park (Corbett Tiger Reserve), Online Booking & Reservation, jimcorbettnationalparkonline.comPrior to the years 1815-20 of the British Rule, the forests of the Jim Corbett National Park were the private property of the local rulers. Though the ownership had passed into the British hands, the government paid little or no attention to the upkeep of the park. The sole aim was to exploit the natural resources and extract as much profit as possible from the jungle. 

It was only in the year 1858 that Major Ramsay drew up the first comprehensive conservation plan to protect the forest. He ensured that his orders are followed strictly and, by 1896 the condition of the forest began to improve. Ramsays plan reflected the deep thought he had given to the science of forestry. In 1861-62 farming was banned in the lower Patlidun valley. Cattle sheds were pulled down, domestic animals were driven from the forest and a regular cadre of workers was created to fight forest fire and secure the forest from the illegal felling of trees. Licenses were issued for timber and count of trees was undertaken. In 1868, the Forest department assumed responsibility for the forests and in 1879 they were declared reserved forest under the forest Act. 

In a letter dated January 3,1907, Sir, Michael Keen for the first time referred to the possibility of turning these forests into a game sanctuary however the proposal was turned down. It was years later in 1934 the governor, Sir Malcolm Hailey, supported the proposal for the sanctuary and wanted the enactment of a law to give it protection. To overcome the delays that legislation would entail the area was made into a reserve forest by the Chief Conservator of forest. Later in consultation with Major Jim Corbett, the boundaries of the park were demarcated and in 1936 The United Province National Park Act was enforced and this reserved forest became the first National Park of India. And it was aptly named Hailey National Park after its founder, Sir Malcolm Hailey 

Initially the park measured merely 323.75 square kilometers, but to accommodate wild animals like Tigers and Elephants, it was expanded to its present area of 520 square kilometers (core area) in 1966. The year 1973 was a landmark in the field of wildlife preservation. It was in this year that wildlife preservationist and naturalists from around the world launched PROJECT TIGER the most prestigious and biggest total environmental conservation project ever undertaken. The Jim Corbett National Park has the distinction of chose the venue for the inauguration of this project.

History of Jim Corbett National Park:

Till 1820 Private property of local rulers.
1820- Ownership passed into British hands.
1820- 1850 Forests mercilessly felled for timber by British rulers.
1858- Plan drawn up for protecting the forests.
1879- Declared as reserved forests.
1884- Jim Corbett shoots his first leopard.
1900- 1910 Jim Corbett leads shikar parties and kills two man-eaters.
1910- Jim Corbett gives up killing as mere sport and becomes the savior of the villagers, defending them from man-eaters.
1934- The Park is declared a National Park and Corbett helps define the boundaries.
1935- 1936 It was set up as the first National Park under United Provinces National Parks Act. It was named the Hailey National Park, after Sir Malcolm Hailey, the Governor of United Provinces.
1954- With independence it was renamed as the Ramganga National Park.
1955- Jim Corbett died at Nyeri.
1957- The park is renamed in honor of his memory.
1973- The Park becomes the first Tiger Reserve of India under Project Tiger.
1974- Inauguration of Tiger Project.
1986- Corbett National park celebrates its Golden Jubilee.
1996- Diamond Jubilee of its existence as Corbett national park.
1998- year of Project Tiger.
9 Nov. 2000- Became part of Uttarakhand and now Uttarakhand state.

 

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