Semi-natural wet meadows, scrub and deciduous forests in the Verknë river valley. Abandoned land is being overgrown by scrub.
An important breeding area for Circus pygargus. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (up to 10 calling males).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Verkne river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2020.