Especially in Uttar Pradesh (now Uttarakhand) in 1936 during the British rule
Haley National Park was established to protect the endangered tiger species ‘Royal Bengal Tiger’. It was renamed Jim Corbett National Park between 1955-56. Of course, further British
Even after the independence of India, a large number of wild animals were being hunted. As a result, many wild animals exist such as Indian or Asian leopards. This very handsome, graceful, agile animal was found in large numbers in India. But due to unlimited poaching and some natural causes, their numbers have been declining. The last leopard was reported to have been found in India in 1948, while in 1952 it was officially declared extinct in India.
Against this backdrop, the ‘Wildlife Board of India’ was established in 1952 under the chairmanship of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of Independent India. In 1956, to provide special protection to the wildlife in the forests reserved for special hunters in India, such reserved forests were given the status of sanctuaries and national parks. In the 1960s, large-scale poaching and poaching of wildlife was discovered. Later in 1972, the Government of India enacted the Wildlife Conservation Act and in September 2003, the Wildlife Board of India was transformed into a statutory body, the National Wildlife Board.