Mountains, hills, forests, lakes and rivers constitute a rich heritage, made up of thousands of species including plants, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and fishes.
The Maritime Alpes are one of the richest territories in plant and animal biodiversity. Seaweeds, lichens and mosses also colonize the vertical walls. Many birds – such as with partridges, eagles, rock partridges – find their ideal environment here. Invertebrates are the best represented and specialized group. The scarcity of water, or at least its non-accumulation, precludes the presence of amphibians except for the Alpine salamander. Chamois and ibexes are often visible on stone quarries, as well as marmots on the Alpine grasslands.