Udaipur Emerges as State's Leader in Leopard Population

Udaipur Emerges as State's Leader in Leopard Population

International Leopard Day: Celebrated to Raise Conservation Awareness


Udaipur Wildlife: In Udaipur, the highest number of leopards in the state have found their home, with over 150 residing in Udaipur district. However, recent years have seen an alarming increase in conflicts between leopards and humans, resulting in the loss of nearly 10 leopards due to various reasons including accidents and killings.

Government Concerned, Takes Action

Both the forest department and the state government have expressed concern over these figures. Consequently, measures are underway in Udaipur to safeguard leopards, including the establishment of a Leopard Reserve Conservation and Rescue Center.

New Reserves to Protect Leopard Habitats

Following the initiative at Amarkhaji, the forest department is now gearing up to establish another Leopard Conservation Reserve along the Udaipur-Banswara route in the Kevda Ki Naal. Spanning 70 hectares, this reserve aims to provide a safe habitat for the 6 to 7 leopards residing there.

Efforts for Wildlife Conservation

The Kevda Ki Naal, known for its dense forest area, will not only serve as a habitat for leopards but also for other wildlife such as hyenas, jackals, and jungle cats. Plans include the establishment of a veterinary hospital for the treatment of rescued leopards and improvement of their natural habitat through various conservation efforts.

Expansion of Jaisamand Sanctuary

Furthermore, the inclusion of the Kevde Ki Naal in the Jaisamand Sanctuary is anticipated to enhance wildlife conservation efforts. This move may enable the release of more wildlife into Jaisamand in the future, offering tourists the opportunity to enjoy jeep safaris amidst the natural beauty of the sanctuary.

New Reserve Near City

In Amarkhaji, preparations are underway for a Leopard Conservation Reserve spanning 7,000 hectares. With plans for safari experiences akin to those in Jhalana, Jaipur, this project aims to enhance conservation efforts and promote eco-tourism in the region.

Source: Rajasthan Patrika

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