WILDLIFE SANTUARIES OF INDIA
India is the land of the tiger, and the magnificent cat is appropriately our national animal. To counter the damage done by rampant hunting and poaching, Project Tiger was started in 1973, in an attempt to save the tiger from extinction as well as to preserve its environment. Today Project Tiger is run in around twenty- three national parks and sanctuaries and is a resounding success, with a steadily growing wild tiger population.
India's tiger reserves are mostly in deciduous forests. The largest tiger reserves are Corbett, Kanha and the Sundarbans, the last a completely unique habitat.