Led by Praveen P. Mohandas
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Jim Corbett National Park is established in 1936 to protect the endangered Bengal Tiger, The Park was the first to come under the Project Tiger initiative.
Location: Ramnagar, Nainital District, Uttarakhand
Route: The town of Ramnagar is the headquarters of Corbett Tiger Reserve. There are overnight trains available from Delhi to Ramnagar (RANIKHET EXPRESS (15013), SAMPARKRANTHI EXPRESS (15035). One can hire a taxi to reach Ramnagar.
Area: 520.8 km2 (hills, riverine belts, marshy depressions, grasslands and a large lake); the elevation ranges from 1,300 to 4,000 ft
Forest type: Dense moist deciduous forest (73% of park) mainly consists of sal, haldu, peepal, rohini and mango trees.
Fauna: 50 species of mammals, 586 bird species and 33 reptile species, 7 species of Amphibians, 7 species of fish, 36 species of dragonflies.
Birds: including the crested serpent eagle, blossom-headed parakeet and the red jungle fowl — ancestor of all domestic fowl Owls and nightjars
Mammals: Bengal tiger, Indian Elephants, Leopards, jungle cat, fishing cat and leopard cat, barking deer, sambar deer, hog deer and chital, sloth and Himalayan black bears, Indian grey mongoose, otters, yellow-throated martens, Himalayan goral, Indian pangolins, and langur and rhesus macaques
Flaura: 110 tree species, 488 different species of plants.