Special Tiger Force for Corbett Reserve set up

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  1. Uttarakhand Government has decided to set up Special Tiger Force for Corbett Tiger Reserve(CTR).
  2. The special tiger force will check illegal human intrusion into the reserve through villages located on its fringes and serve as a second layer of protection for tigers at the CTR.
  3. Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park- the first national park in India.It is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand.
  4. The park was also declared as a Tiger Reserve in 1973.It is the first to come under the Project Tiger initiative.
  5. Corbett is one of the richest bird regions of the Country and has been declared as an ‘Important Bird Area’ (IBA) by Birdlife International.