Vast complex of forests and wetlands along the Pededze and Aiviekste rivers. Mostly covered by deciduous and coniferous forest, with significant areas of former fens and meadows in transition to bushes and forest. It comprises remnants of open natural flood-plain meadows along the widely meandering Pededze river lined with many oxbows and scattered Oak trees. Listed as an IBA since 1994 [3, 4, 1]. High protection level: there is a 90% overlap with three restricted nature reserves: Pededzes lejtece, Parabaine (both candidate SPAs) and Seldzu oak grove.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pededze forest and Parabaine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/07/2020.