See Conservation in action at SUJÁN, Rajasthan India
A forty–year legacy of working with wildlife through filming, monitoring, researching and creating awareness about the ecosystem, particularly in Ranthambhore, show conservation efforts as an important aspect of the operations at SUJÁN. From the time Jaisal’s parents, Malvika and Tejbir first arrived in Ranthambhore in 1974 to film and create awareness about the region’s extraordinary wildlife, until today, when the Forest Department of Rajasthan can count on them to provide help and support for their own conservation efforts, SUJÁN continues to play a pioneering role. For them, conservation defines the preservation of both our natural heritage as well as the rich cultural traditions of India. Their commitment to conservation engages with issues at two levels. The first is the practical, hands–on assistance and support they provide to government and non–governmental agencies working with anti–poaching programmes, forest monitoring and wildlife research. The second is through the creation of awareness about wildlife, the environment and the need to save habitats. From providing vehicles to the Forest Department for regular patrolling and donating troop–carriers to their teams, to digging wells for providing water in newly added areas of the Park, their conservation efforts operate even when Camps close during the monsoon.