Jim Corbett National Park was identified in the year 1936. Ever since, Corbett attained the distinction of becoming of first National Park in Asia. Edward James Hunter was a renowned hunter during the British era in India but after looking at the declining numbers of Tigers in the Park, Edward turned into a conservationist. The Park got its name after James Edward Corbett who invested his life in conserving the nature and wildlife of this National Park. Before that, the Park was named as ‘Hailey National Park’ till 1971 when Government of India launched the ‘Project Tiger’ for conserving Tigers in Corbett National Park.The rich history and most diverse wildlife make this Park as one of the top tourist attraction in India. To the originally declared land for National Park, other areas were added with time and now the total area covered by the National Park is 1288.31 square kms.