Pulie Badze Wildlife Sanctuary (with an area of 9 sq Km) is an important catchment area of Kohima Town. Dzuku valley (10,000 ha) and Japfu Peak, the two important features in the area are located adjacent to the sanctuary and have been designated as Important Bird Areas (IBA). Pulie Badze forests and the adjoining Dzuku valley are the habitat of some rare and endangered Avi Faunal species like Blyth’s Tragopan (Tragopan blythii) and Dark Rumped Swift (Apus acuticauda). The Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary, another important community protected area (also on IBA), are adjacent to the Dzuku valley. All these four sites form a single large continuous area of 20,000 ha or more and are very important for avifauna conservation in southern Nagaland.