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Ecotourism in Corbett

Ecotourism has become a part of almost all the wildlife projects. Even Corbett National Park encourages ecotourism with the preservation of wildlife in Corbett. While providing training courses to nature guides in 1993, the programme was developed in such a manner that it covers natural history, visitor management and park interpretation. Followed by the second course of training in 1995, the management had recruited more numbers of guides for the same purpose.

In order to manage the ecotourism, the management of Corbett National Park provides training to the staff of the Corbett Tiger Reserve to properly manage ecotourism and make the park unaffected due to visits. Apart from these activities, the Indian government had also organized the workshops for staffs of the reserve on ecotourism in Corbett National Park in order to make sure that the local citizens should benefits from the tourism while the park remains unaffected.

According to the officials of Corbett National Park, the best season for Indian tourists to visit is summer (April - June) while the winter season has been recommended for foreign visitors. And the best season to grab the tiger's view, then visit the park late in the dry season- April to mid June with elephant safari for several day outs.

According to survey, it was reported that the Corbett National Park has hosted 3237 tourist vehicles carrying around 45, 215 visitors during the main season of tourist visits, likely between November to June. This heavy turn up of tourists to Corbett National Park has led to the sign of danger on the natural ecosystem. Excess of tourist visit had caused the ecosystem problems like excessive trampling of soil and reduction in soil moisture. Large number of usage of fuel wood for cooking purpose, which was obtained from the nearby forest, led to reduction in plant species that led to reduction in soil moisture. In addition to that, tourists themselves started annoying the ecosystem by making noise, littering and disturbances in general.

Kahini Ghosh Mehta, a young naturalist and photographer, in 2007, initiated to come up with the challenge of promoting healthy tourism in Corbett National Park and made the short film on Corbett National Park travel guide. The film was titled as - Wild Saga of Corbett - that showcases the tourists’ part and how to make them contribute to ecosystem in their very own manner in conservation efforts. Kahini Ghosh Mehta filmed the Wild Saga of Corbett in such a manner that it has covered up almost all of the needed information by a tourist before planning a visit to the park. It also features the tips from the senior park officials, nature guides and naturalists.

The Film DVD can be obtained from the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).