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Let Them Know How Much We Love the Legend James Edward Corbett

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By Rahul Ranjan
Posted Apr 24, 2012 in World
The story begins in early 20th century in the year 1815. That times the area, which is now a day known as Jim Corbett National Park, was the land of local people of kumaon, Uttarakhand (That time United Provence). The British take over the whole area to exploit the natural resources and get the maximum profit, as the area had very rich flora and fauna. Thus the full command of that area on the hand of British Government and they might be afraid of Indignation of locals. So to keep common people out of that area they use to migrate the man-eater tiger, leopard and other animals in that area.
The second phase of the story started in the 25th of July 1875, when the legend James Edward Corbett made their first born, who is also known by the name of Jim Corbett. He was eighth child of Willam Christopher and Mary Jane Corbett. His father William Christopher Corbett was the postmaster of Nainital town, as we already published in our previous edition. His family lived at Nainital in summer where as in the season of winter then lived in Kaladhungi which is around 16 miles south form Nainital. The young Jim normally encountered wildlife, as the other children of that reason. The frequently encounter the leopard, tiger, bears, langurs, monkeys, peacock, several rarest of species of birds and python. The young boy love to all these wildlife animals but the snakes was the one to whom he did not have much tolerance. But the legend had witness a tragedy when he was just of 4 years, he lost his father. It was the duty of the young boy to provide meet to his family. Once he had gun his elder brother give him basic knowledge of shooting later with the help Dick the young became a sharp shooter.
During 1907 when he was on holiday form his regular job of railway, Jim agreed to go after Champawat man-eater which is a most notorious Bengal tigress who killed around 438 human beings. Corbett Successfully shoots her down and for the next 32 years he shoots to down numerous man-eaters. In all it is estimated that those man-eaters were killed more than 1200 humans.
Now it’s time to explain the third and final part. In 1858 Major Ramsay plans to protect the forest, which was first ever plan to protect the forest. The Major worked hard to protect the natural land of wild animals and for the same define some rule and regulation of do so. Later in 1861-62 the farming in this land was banded and forest department took full control of the land in the year of 1879. In 1907 the land was first ever proposed for game sanctuary but the proposal could not impress and in 1934 the Governor of United Provence Malcolm Hailey supported the proposal. In 1921 the land was announced as Hailey National Park and here comes the first national park of India and the third national park of the world. In the year of 1936 the Government of Indian tribute the national park to honor the legend James Edward Corbett and named it Jim Corbett National Park.

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