These field notes come to me, Daleep Akoi, owner of a unique jungle lodge at the edge of Corbett Tiger Reserve, India's oldest and most spectacular of wild life preserves. Our naturalists at Jim's Jungle Retreat send me regular bits about the forest and its residents; I write or edit them and upload it here for you.

CORBETT IN WINTER
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

CORBETT IN WINTER
  Place – Jim’s Jungle Retreat Quarterly Update – Imran Khan One of the heaviest monsoons in recent memory set us up for a severe winter. While it can be very cold during safaris, winter probably is the best time to view Corbett Tiger Reserve: its multitudinous landscape of varying habitats, floral and faunal features, offers itself in a  (more…)
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A new logo for Jim’s Jungle Retreat
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

A new logo for Jim
I am very pleased to reveal our new logo, which we hope will inspire conversation, provoke conservation-related discussion and provide new energy to our philosophy of “Seek the tiger, find the jungle.” The tiger pugmark logo offers an entire jungle to the onlooker– the pad reveals leaves and a tree, (more…)
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Corbett’s Platinum Jubilee begins, Imran Khan
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

2011 marks Corbett Tiger Reserve’s Platinum Jubilee year that commemorates India’s pioneering wildlife conservation effort of establishing Asia’s first protected forest in 1936. For the first time since Project Tiger’s inception in 1973 an India-wide survey reveals a marked increase in tiger numbers. (more…)
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A rising mercury offers splendid wildlife viewing
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

As the mercury rises, Corbett’s safari timings have also changed accordingly.  Early mornings and late evenings are pleasant and one can stay in the park for a longer time during the peak hours of activity of the forest’s denizens.  Even as the wheat crop gets harvested from the farmlands surrounding Corbett, various fruiting trees like mango, litchi and Phyllanthus emblica (amla, or the Indian gooseberry), have started flowering, providing additional food sources to both insectivores and frugivores. (more…)
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25th July : Jim Corbett’s 137th birthday celebration
Sunday, July 29th, 2012

25th July : Jim Corbett’s 137th birthday celebration
The monsoon brings rains nearly everyday in and around the forest reserve, so most of the resorts are functioning at lower capacities at this time. Amid intermittent drizzles, Jim’s Jungle Retreat hosted members of the community – young and old – to a ‘day-spend’ at the retreat.Members of our senior naturalist-led The Rainbow Group were invited as were forest official (more…)
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