Chaukul Jedgyachikond Wetland
This wetland is located in Chaukul village of Sawantwadi taluka. The establishment of this village is more than 350 years old. The three villages above the ghat, Chaukul, Amboli and Gele are mentioned as Crown villages in the Gazette of erstwhile princely state of Sawantwadi. The village has its own unwritten constitution based on the principles of democracy, liberalism and socialism. The ethos every villager are to respect and follow the ‘Rit and Maryada’ meaning right way of life and limitations. Their forefathers constituted an institution called Gao that comprises of three Jante, three khots, Devkar, Bara-Panchache mankari and Gaonkars who assemble every Tuesday in the village precinct and take decisions for the well being of the village.
The wetland site of Jedgyachikond is located in the Sahyadri ranges at an elevation of 810 mts. above the sea level. IT is home to Diospyros candolleana Wight which is a species of conservation significance. (Vulnerable:IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015). It is also a habitat for noteworthy animal species.
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