Jim Corbett, wild life missionary of Uttarakhand!
River rafting in Corbett Country!
It is said that Corbett,at the tender age of ten found himself addicted to hunting . Now the Corbett park contains 488 different species of plants and a diverse variety of fauna. It is said that wilderness here is at threat. In case of the tigers in any given natural habitat, the biggest culprits are deforestation and poaching, though. Tourism activity is only allowed in selected areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve so that people get an opportunity to see its splendid landscape .Over 586 species of resident and migratory birds have been categorized, including the blossom headed parrot, eagles and the jungle fowls.Through tiger tours, wildlife conservation can be enforced along with strict tourist briefing before the actual safaris. Knowledge and motivation to protect the endangered tigers should come first. It is said that Colonel Jim Corbett was born at Nainital in 1875whose father was the postmaster of Nainital.
Jim Corbett worked in the railways at Mokama Ghat in Bihar working as fuel inspector and assistant station master. Corbett also held the rank of a lieutenant colonel and later served as an elected member of the Nainital municipal Board.The Indian Government in 1956 renamed the park – Corbett National Park in honour of Jim Corbett the powerful missionary for wildlife preservation in India.
Besides Tigers, Leopards,barking deer,sambar deer, hog deer, chital, sloth bears,mongoose, otters, yellow throated martens,Monkeys and langurs also co-exist. I saw plenty of elephants and sloth bears around.Deer are in plentiful and so are red coloured wild fowls and Kingfishers almost everywhere near the water holes.