There are two protected nature areas within the territory occupied by the Port of Riga: Milestibas Island (Love Island), which is part of a Latvian national park (SeaSide Nature Park / Piejūra nature park), and the Krēmeri nature reserve, established in 1993 and awarded national importance status in 1999. The reserve is an important nesting ground for certain species of water birds that are protected in Latvia and Europe.


The birds have been the subject of scientific study for several years, in collaboration with the Nature Conservation Agency and ornithologists, and the Port of Riga has carried out work to improve their biotopes and nesting conditions.

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Port of Riga