Lying in the heart of Europe, France is surrounded by natural beauty - the Alps to the east, the Pyrenees to the south, the rugged Atlantic coast to the west, the historic beaches of Normandy to the north, and the Massif Central in, well, the centre.
Each of these natural regions of France is diverse and home to many different species of animals and plants. Key species include brown bears, lynx, wolves, wild boar, deer and wild horses. There are over 500 bird species recorded in France, both local and migratory.
However, France faces a host of threats, particularly air and water pollution, and deforestation. With about 50 field projects, WWF is working to combat these threats.