Beech Forests (France)

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Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (France) is part of the Tentative list of France in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List. It is a proposed extension of Primeval Beech Forests WHS. This site (or parts of it) has already been inscribed under Causses and Cévennes WHS.

The Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of Europe represents relatively undisturbed beech forests across a variety of biogeographical areas in Europe. The French part of this extension includes eight protected areas under different environmental and climatic conditions: locations near the Atlantic coast, in the Ile-de-France region, areas with a Mediterranean climate, and mountain forests in the Pyrenees and the Alpine region.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (France)
Country
France
Added
2019
Nominated for
2023
Extension of
Primeval Beech Forests WHS
Type
Natural
Link
By ID
2021 Deferred

2 locations inscribed, 3 (Sites of Aigoual, Sainte-Baume, Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre) "having issues", and another 3 (Chizé Component 1 North-West, Chizé Component 2 South, Fontainebleau) not recommended for inscription

2019 Added to Tentative List

The site has 6 locations

Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (France): Aigoual biological strict reserves (T)
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (France): Fontainebleau biological strict reserves cluster (T)
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (France): Py-Pas de Rotja national natural reserve (T)
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (France): Sainte-Baume biological strict reserve (T)
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (France): Saint-Pe-de-Bigorre biological strict reserve (T)
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (France): Sylve d'Argenson biological strict (T)
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