PALAK LAKE

  • Nature walk organised along the Palak Lake , Aizawl, Mizoram.
  • Palak lake is also known as Palak Dil or Palak Tipo.
  • It is the largest and biggest lake in Mizoram.
  • It is located within the Mara Autonomous District Council.
  • It falls under the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot, and is therefore rich in animal and plant species.
  • The lake is a major component of the Palak Wildlife Sanctuary.

Conservation

  • Palak Dil and its surrounding area is declared as a protected area under the Palak Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • The surrounding forest is extensively exploited due to shifting cultivation.
  • It has been designated as a protected Ramsar site since 2021.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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