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Proposal to change the name of Corbett National Park to Ramganga National Park

  • Published
    11th Oct, 2021

GS-III: Environment

  • Environmental Governance
Context

Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently proposed to change the name of Corbett National Park to Ramganga National Park.

  • Set up in 1936 as India’s — and Asia’s — first national park, it was called Hailey National Park after Sir Macolm Hailey, the governor of the United Province. It was renamed Ramganga National Park, named after the river that flows through it, shortly after Independence and was rechristened yet again as Corbett National Park in 1956.

Prelims question:

What is/are the major differences between National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India?

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Mains Question:

While the threat to India's wildlife from poaching has received justifiable attention, the dismemberment of contiguous forests is a potentially permanent threat that still remains. Critically Analyze.  (250 Words)

Approach:

  • Introduce by giving a brief overview about laws for protecting wildlife in India.
  • Briefly Enumerate the steps taken to reduce wildlife poaching in India
  • Enumerate the threats due to dismemberment of contiguous forests
  • Enumerate the reasons for dismemberment of contiguous forests
  • Way Forward and Conclusion

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