Bad French mammal news


This 2015 video is called Mammals of metropolitan France.

From Radio France International, 16 November 2017:

Bats, bears, wolves endangered

Which brings me to the other, contrasting, story in Le Monde.

This is the bad news.

It turns out that one-third of French mammal species are at risk of disappearing. Things were poor when the first scientific census was carried out in 2009. But they’ve gotten considerably worse since.

Of the 125 species of mammals living in France, one-third are either in grave danger or vulnerable.

Bats, bears, wolves and lynx are among the threatened beasts.

Pollution, intensive agriculture and pesticides are the main killers, with climate change putting additional pressure on species already finding it difficult to share the countryside with Homo sapiens.

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