Lobe lake area

Country/territory: Latvia

IBA criteria met: B2 (2000)
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Area: 7,300 ha

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description (baseline)
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.

Key biodiversity
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).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lobe lake area. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.