According to the Indian Board for Wild Life (IBWL), “a National Park is an area
dedicated by statute for all time to conserve the scenery, natural and historical objects, to conserve the wild life there in and to provide for enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means, that will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations with such modification as local conditions may demand”. The history of National parks in India begins in 1936 when the Hailey (now Corbett) national parks of United Provinces (now Uttar Pradesh) was created. The area is declared
for the protection and preservation for all time of wild animal life and wild vegetation for the benefit and advantage and enjoyment of the general public. In this area hunting of fauna or collection of flora is prohibited except under the direction of park authority.