France airlifts two bears into Pyrénées, evading roadblocks

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Bears from Slovenia brought in to boost depleted French population, sparking protests by farmers who complain animals are threat to livestock.

Armed and masked men declare war on France’s bears

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Brown bears, a protected species, were blamed for deaths of about 450 sheep who fell over cliffs while being chased by the bears.

French farmers protest plans to release more wild bears

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Protestors in and near the French Pyrénées are also unhappy at the protection given to wolves and vultures in 're-wilding' programme.