Keyword: bears

France airlifts two bears into Pyrénées, evading roadblocks

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

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

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