9 Indian conservationists who helped to save wildlife
Saroj Raj Choudhury was a wildlife conservationist, writer and the first Forest Conservator under the Government of Odisha. He was also the first field director of Similipal Project Tiger.
He adopted a tiger cub and raised it successfully in captivity. He was known for the pugmark technique he employed for tiger census.
Edward James Corbett was a British hunter, turned conservationist, author and naturalist. He tracked and shot a large number of man-eating leopards and tigers. Corbett stood up to protect India's wildlife and advocated in creating a national reserve for the endangered Bengal tiger.
In 1957, the park was renamed Jim Corbett National Park in his honour.