World Bank team visits Jim Corbett Park

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Nainital, Mar 2 (ANI): A World Bank team visited Jim Corbett Park to explore way to conserve the fast depleting population of tigers.

The four-member team visited the park under the Global Tiger Initiative Programme.

"Tigers over most of the range are at a dipping point. They are in crisis. If we don't do something drastic in the next few years, we will lose all tigers. I came to Corbett to explore the possibilities to conserve the tigers. Corbett is known for its success stories. There are many lessons to be learnt from Corbett that we can apply to other areas of the Tigers range," said John Sadstriker, a Tiger specialist attached with the World Bank team.

The World Bank praised the park authorities for taking initiatives to stop the extinction of tigers.

"The World Bank people have come to explore possibilities as to how tigers can be saved. The World Bank Chairman has expressed a desire to save the tigers of the world. That is why they have come here," said Digvijay Singh, Chief Forest Conservator, Uttarakhand.

The Jim Corbett Park is home to tigers, leopards, jungle cat, fishing cat, Himalayan Palm civet, tuskers, crocodiles, gharials and Asian elephants. (ANI)

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