Jawai Bandh Conservation Reserve is located in Sumer tehsil of Pali district, about 130 kilometres south of Jodhpur.
Jawai Bandh Conservation Reserve is famous for Leopards. The Jawai leopards resides in a stunning landscape surrounded by granite rocks and the Jawai dam—the biggest dam in western Rajasthan. Apart from leopards, the forest area is also home to sloth bears, wolf, chinkara and crocodiles. As per the news, the area is habitat to more than 200 crocodiles and aquatic life amid the Thar desert. The forests around the dam are home to many migratory birds during winter season.