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  • 03 October, 2022

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Corbett Tiger Reserve: Uttarakhand

Corbett Tiger Reserve: Uttarakhand

  • According to a Forest Survey of India (FSI) assessment, over 6,000 trees were cut down without permission for the projected Pakhro tiger safari project in Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR).
  • The area cleared under CTR is thought to be 16.21 hectares (hac) for the Safari Project, according to the FSI's inspection.
  • When finished, the 106-hectare Pakhro Tiger Safari will have been the first tiger safari in the State to house tigers in enclosures to guarantee "100% sighting."

Characteristics of the Corbett Tiger Reserve

  • It is situated in Uttarakhand's Nainital district. The first national park in India, Corbett National Park, which is a component of Corbett Tiger Reserve, was the site of the 1973 Project Tiger launch.
  • To preserve the critically endangered Bengal tiger, Hailey National Park was created in 1936.
  • It bears Jim Corbett's name because he was instrumental in its founding.
  • The Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and reserve woods are located in the buffer zone, while the main area makes up the Corbett National Park.
  • The entire reserve is mountainous and is located in the geological provinces of the Shivalik and Outer Himalaya.
  • The main rivers that flow through the Reserve are Ramganga, Sonanadi, Mandal, Palain, and Kosi.
  • With 230 tigers living inside its 500 square kilometre territory, CTR has the highest tiger density in the world (14 tigers per 100 square kilometres).
  • There are dense damp deciduous woodlands.
  • Corbett features 600 types of flora, including trees, shrubs, ferns, grass, climbers, herbs, and bamboo, according to the Indian Botanical Survey. The three trees that stand out the most in Corbett are Sal, Khair, and Sissoo.
  • Animals: In addition to tigers, Corbett is home to leopards. There are many other creatures there, including sloths, barking deer, spotted deer, sambar deer, and jungle cats.

Other National Park of Uttarakhand

  • Nanda Devi National Park is one of Uttarakhand's other significant protected areas.
  • National Park of the Valley of Flowers.

(Valley of Flowers National Park and Nanda Devi National Park together are a).

  • Rajaji National Park
  • Gangotri National Park
  • Govind National Park.

Read Also: Tiger Reserves in India

Source: The Hindu


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