Green news in France - April 2019

An update on environmental events and occurrences in France: flora under threat, supermarket advertising leaflets and action on agriculture

French wild flowers under threat

Up to 15% of wild flora species – 750 flowering plants or ferns – native to mainland France are under threat of extinction, says the National Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

4,982 wild native species recorded in France have been the subject of a “thorough examination” by dozens of botanists for more than three years. 97 of the plants are found nowhere else in the world except France.

“We have been seeing the ...

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