Tiger Safaris Banned In Core Areas Of Jim Corbett National Park In A Bid To Protect Natural Habitat

The Jim Corbett National Park, which is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, is widely known for its tiger safaris.

by Tooba Shaikh
Tiger Safaris Banned In Core Areas Of Jim Corbett National Park In A Bid To Protect Natural Habitat

The Jim Corbett National Park, which is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, is widely known for its tiger safaris. It is one of the biggest tourist draws of this national park. However, as you may be aware, the dwindling population of tigers has long worried experts. And the government has taken countless measures to safeguard the species. In a step that is yet another attempt to conserve tigers, the Supreme Court has banned tiger safaris in the core areas of the national park.

Tiger Safaris In Core Areas Of Jim Corbett National Park Banned

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According to an article which was recently published by The Times Of India or TOI, this decision was announced today. As per the directive issued by the Supreme Court, tiger safaris could now only take place at buffer zones or the peripheral areas around the park.

This is considered a significant move as it was taken keeping in mind efforts to conserve the natural habitat of tigers while also maintaining tourism in the region. Tiger safaris are one of the biggest draws of the national park.

Discontinuing them all at once would definitely impact the local economy as tourism would have suffered. Hence, this decision was taken to strike a balance between tourism and conservation efforts.

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A Bid To Protect And Conserve The Tiger Population

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Tiger safaris may be a huge draw for tourists but it also negatively impacts the natural habitat of these big cats. Many tourists end up littering and polluting the natural habitat. Cars used for safaris also have an impact on the environment.

Keeping all these things in mind, the Supreme Court has decided to disallow tiger safaris in the core areas of the national park. It will also scrutinise the concept of safari to ensure that the balance between tourism and the conservation of nature is maintained.

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