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Dzukou Valley

31st December, 2020 Environment

Context: The Indian Air Force has engaged an Mi-17V5 helicopter to tame a massive wildfire in Dzukou Valley, a popular trekking destination on the Manipur-Nagaland border.

Dzukou Valley

  • Dzukou, about 30 km from Kohima, is a sanctuary for the endangered Blyth’s tragopan – Nagaland’s State Bird – and other species of birds and animals.
  • Often caught in a boundary dispute between Manipur and Nagaland, the Dzukou Valley has been prone to wildfires.
  • The Dzüko Valley is a valley located at the borders of the states of Nagaland and Manipur in Northeast India.
  • The valley is famous for its wide range of flowers in every season but the most famous one is the Dzüko Lily and it is found only in this valley.