Habitats include a shallow lake (520 ha), rich in emergent vegetation, several raised bogs, wet broadleaved forests and agricultural land. Land-uses include forestry, hunting, cranberry Vaccinium collecting (`Other' land-use, below), agriculture, fishing and peat extraction, although habitats have been relatively unaffected so far.
Pandion haliaetus breeds at probably its highest density in Latvia, and the site is possibly important for migrating geese although no data are available to confirm this. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lobe lake area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/07/2020.