ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT IN LOCAL COMMUNITY
Create environmental awareness within the community to reduce dependence on forest produce. Nearly 90% of our staff is resident of local villages in the vicinity of the retreat and from around Jim Corbett.
FORMATION OF JIM’S JUNGLE FUND
Proceeds are used to finance teaching staff and teaching aids for village schools. Part proceeds from our Nature Boutique are also used for development work.
LOCALLY SOURCED SUPPLIES
A majority of our supplies are sourced from local villages and from the ramnagar area, providing direct & indirect benefit to several local families and their dependents.
WORKING WITH THE FOREST DEPARTMENT
On anti-poaching activities and afforestation initiatives.
ACTIVELY SPREADING CONSERVATION MESSAGES TO VILLAGERS AND GUESTS
To illustrate the importance of the tiger and its habitat that provide a livelihood for several thousand families near Corbett alone.
REGULAR VILLAGE SANITATION EXERCISES
Active participation in various village cleaning events, anti-plastic drives and involvement in World Environment Day with Forest Department, including pamphlet distribution and related initiatives.
SOLAR ENERGY GEYSERS
To provide heated water to the kitchen, lodges and the wellness center.
USE OF LOW VOLTAGE LED LIGHT BULBS
To minimize electricity usage at the camp.
WASTE WATER ROOT ZONE TREATMENT
For reuse in watering the grounds.
PROVIDING MILK, WARM CLOTHES AND SHOES TO ‘OPERATION MONSOON’, A FOREST DEPARTMENT INITIATIVE
Unconditional assistance to Operation Monsoon that trains villagers to patrol forests during the rainy months and provide protection to wild elephant populations.
SEGREGATION OF WASTE
Solid waste management from all sources for recycling.
When we arrived at the site on which Jim's Jungle Retreat now stands, the land had been stripped for agricultural use and was denuded of any flora native to the area. Over the years we’ve been planting carefully and with time, we have nearly 100 species of trees, over 50 of plants and grasses native to Corbett’s forests growing on the property. With habitat creation, a wealth of insects and birds have again taken up residence here, not to mention visits from spotted deer, sambar, jackals and even the occasional elephant and tiger!
A visitor to Corbett since the early 1960s, Inder spent his formative years in the Corbett forests. Those moments helped him recognize man’s inexorable link with the animal world and that our futures are perilously burdened because of human excess and resource misuse.To extend the knowledge gained of this vital link between man and jungle, and to join in an effort of conservation, the idea of a wildlife lodge was born. The lodge would bring employment opportunities to the local villagers, and conservation ideals to a tourist audience via a unique wilderness experience.
Having spent nearly every family holiday in the Corbett jungles, Daleep’s association with this region traces back to his early childhood, cemented in his school years with frequent angling excursions and month-long sabbaticals inside the reserve.Returning to India after an 11-year spell in New York, Daleep is responsible for the passion the lodge exudes when providing guests with an experience similar to his as a boy: a thrilling wildlife adventure with a tactful implantation of conservation ideals.