Eutrophic coastal freshwater lake, rich in emergent vegetation. The site is tightly encircled by polder dykes and surrounded mostly by farmland. A small area of wet natural meadows remains in the SW part. The site was included in the first European IBA inventory  and all subsequent site lists [4, 5, 1]. High protection level: there is a 97.9% overlap with Babite lake restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Babite lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2021.