Jaipur becomes the only Indian city with 2 leopard reserves with the opening of Amagarh project

Jaipur becomes the only Indian city with 2 leopard reserves with the opening of Amagarh project

The leopard reserve was recently inaugurated on the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity

Jaipur is now the first and only city in India to have two leopard reserves, with the addition of the Amagarh project. The Chief Minister inaugurated the new reserve on Sunday to mark the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity here. With this, adventure travellers visiting the Pink City now have two options for their safari escapades- Jhalana and the latest spot in Amagarh.

Icons of active climate change mitigators & passive rewilderness

The Forests Deaprtment and the state’s joint efforts have opened a new leopard reserve for travellers in Jaipur. As per reports, the Chief Minister virtually inaugurated the Amagarh project, boosting the pillars of eco-tourism here. This new attraction is expected to draw visitors’ influx while acting as a control agent against climate change.

During the launch, the CM highlighted the benefit of two leaopard reserves here against the threat of global warming. However, that is not the only purpose of these spaces. Besides being active mitiagtors of the climate emergency situation, the reserves also stand as icons of passive rewilderness.

There are about 15-16 big cats at Amagarh, however, these were not reintroduced in the new area. The forest department assisted the population to grow naturally, after carrying out effective monitoring and protection of the reserve limits.

Jaipur: The Leopard Capital of World! 

With this, Jaipur along with Jhalana and Amagarh boast of having the highest leopard density in an urban-area, acorss the globe. The population of the two sanctuaries go beyond 60 sub-adults and adult leopards in 36sqkm of land. Officials also claim that Jaipur deserves to be called ‘leopard capital of the world’ by virtue of this remarkable wildneess. It may also be noted here that Rajasthan has 27 sancturies, 4 tiger reserves and 16 conservation reserves to add credit to the title.

Meanwhile, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) will also be allocated ₹10 crore for Amagarh project to conserve and monitor the flora and fauna here. As of now, the forest has 132 species of avifauna, 220 species of flora, 20 species of reptiles in additon to the leopards, officials added.

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