Jawai Leopard Conservation
Jawai Leopard Conservation Reserve is located in The state of Rajasthan. Rajasthan has been the abode of many birds and mammals. Many efforts have been put in to conserve the flora and fauna of this desert state of India. One of them - Jawai Conservation Reserve was established in the year 2013. This project was proposed to promote ecotourism and safeguard the wellbeing of flora & Fauna in this area. Ancient Rocks of the pre-Cambrian period, Represents Bera in the Aravalli Range which runs diagonally across the state, The southern part of the range is formed by granite and raise to their highest summit Mt Abu (1722 MSL) Bera Region lies between Kumbalgarh National Park and Mt Abu Sanctuary, this area has granite hills, These large granite formations are scattered with Anogeissus scrub, and rocky dry river beds the kopjes are scattered with religious shrines and temples. The leopards of Bera have accepted these as a part of their habitat and it is the most incredible sight to see villagers at prayer and leopards sitting quite calmly and watching the ceremonies. Traditionally the area was maintained for grazing livestock and farming, with the creation of watering holes and feeding stations for wildlife.
A healthy population of 50+ Leopards is there in Bera/Jawai Region, and it's one of the few places on earth where among human settlements leopards thrive, The area is Inhabited by Rabari Tribe (The Shepherds/Herdsmen) and where there pray the predators to follow. The Jawai Experience team heads out early morning to locate leopards based on the previous day's movement patterns and tracks and signs to ensure the best possible leopards sighting apart from the other birds and the crocs.
Some of the animals found in the area are- Indian Leopard, Caracal (Rare sight), Chinkara, Desert Cat, Indian Wolf, Sloth Bear, Pythons, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyena, Blue Bulls, etc.