This palaearcticecoregion covers a large area in Western Europe (France, Austria and Germany), with in particular Central Massive, Jura, Central German Uplands, Bavarian Plateau and Bohemian Massive. This is essentially lowland and altimontane beech and mixed beech forests. It also includes small part of sub-mediterranean areas. The total area is around 490,000 kmē.
This area has been occupied for hundred of years. It hosts large cities (Lyon, Nancy, Munich), some forests, but most of the countryside is agricultural land, cultivated with cereals (corn, wheat, oats). This ecoregion hosts a good variety of animal species, birds in particular, but most large mammal are in decline.
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