Protected since 1981, the main assets of Peipsiveere, formerly known as Emajõe-Suursoo Nature Reserve, are its diverse wet habitats and the extensive marshland in the delta of the River Emajõgi. It consists of Jõmmsoo, Suursoo, Varnja and Pedaspää swamps, and Meerapalu fen.
The marshland of Emajõe-Suursoo covers approximately 25,000 ha, 7,000 ha of which gets flooded. This is the fifth largest marshland in Estonia and the biggest delta marshland in the country.
At the Nature Centre, you can find information about Endla, Alam-Pedja and Peipsiveere wetlands. The centre also offers nature education programmes and topical exhibitions.