Corbett Tiger Reserve : Five People Killed In Two Months
Five people have been killed near Uttarakhand’s Corbett Tiger Reserve in the past two months.
- Corbett Tiger Reserve is located on the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand.
- By and large, the reserve is spread over the Bhabar and lower Shivalik regions with a deep-water table.
- Corbett was the first national park in India and was established in 1936.
- It was named Hailey National Park then. In 1957, the park was rechristened Corbett National Park in memory of the late Jim Corbett, a great naturalist and eminent conservationist.
- The habitat is characterised by open meadows (chaurs) interspersed with sal and moist, mixed deciduous forests.
- The grasslands are locally known as ‘Chaur’, which are an outcome of abandoned settlements or past clearings.