About Corbett Tiger Reserve

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In the recent bird survey at Corbett Tiger Reserve about 275 bird species, including two critically endangered, four vulnerable ones and two endangered species, were counted.

Key findings of the Survey:


  • As per the report, two species, namely white-rumped vulture and red-headed vulture, considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) list, have been documented in the survey,
  • Two endangered speciesPallas’s fish-eagle, Egyptian vulture were also counted by the researchers in the survey.
  • Four vulnerable bird speciesgreat hornbill, great slaty woodpecker, grey-crowned prinia and river tern — have also been counted in the survey.


About Corbett Tiger Reserve

  • It is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand which encompasses the Patli Dun valley.
  • The Ramganga, Sonanadi, Palain and Mandal, and Kosi rivers form the prominent hydrological resource for the Corbett.
  • The core area of the reserve contains the Corbett National Park and the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary is part of its buffer area.
  • Flora: The trees which contribute to the Flora of Corbett consist of evergreen Sal and its combined trees, the Sheesham, and the Kanju found extensively on the ridges.
  • Fauna: Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Hog deer, spotted deer, Samber etc.


Q1) What is the International Union for Conservation of Nature?

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a global organization dedicated to conserving nature and promoting sustainable use of natural resources. It is widely recognized as a leading authority on the status of species and ecosystems, and it plays a crucial role in setting conservation priorities and advocating for environmental protection.

Source: Two critically endangered, four vulnerable, and two endangered species found during bird survey at Corbett Tiger Reserve in Nainital