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The first wildlife sanctuary in india

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Asked by obilisekhar reddy, 07 Aug '10 11:50 pm
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The Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal. The national park is famous for its wild population of Tigers, Leopards and Elephants and it was established in 1936 as the Hailey National Park.

Once a popular hunting ground of the British, this 201 square mile park was named in honor of the late Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter-naturalist turned author and photographer who most of his years in this area and contributed in setting up the this park. With the help of the World Wildlife Fund, Project Tiger was launched in Corbett National Park in 1973 and this park was one of the first such tiger reserves in the country.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 08 Aug '10 12:23 am

 
  
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The first wild life sanctuary in India was name after Edward James "Jim" Corbett (25 July 1875 in Nainital, India 19 April 1955 in Nyeri, Kenya). He was a British hunter, conservationist and naturalist, famous for slaying a large number of man-eating tigers and leopards in India.
Corbett held the rank of colonel in the British Indian Army and was frequently called upon by the government of the United Provinces, (now the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand), to slay man-eating tigers and leopards who had killed people in the villages of the Garhwal and Kumaon region.
His success in slaying the man-eaters earned him much respect and fame amongst the people residing in the villages of Kumaon, many of whom considered him a sadhu (saint).
Corbett was an avid photographer and after his retirement, authored the Man-Eaters of Kumaon, Jungle Lore and other books recounting his hunts and experiences, which enjoyed much critical acclaim and commercial success.
Corbett spoke out ...more
Answered by QueSera Sera, 08 Aug '10 12:06 am

 
  
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Corbett National Park was the first tiger reserve of India to be covered under the conservation program, Project Tiger.
Answered by Revathi Kuruvada, 08 Aug '10 07:44 am

 
  
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Corbett national park
now in uttrakhand
Answered by anil garg, 08 Aug '10 01:41 am

 
  
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Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary Corbett National Park
Answered by Arshad Khan, 07 Aug '10 11:54 pm

 
  
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I think it was jim carbet national park
Answered by krish, 07 Aug '10 11:53 pm

 
  
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