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Rescuers race to save tortoises in France's burnt biodiversity hotspot

Equipped with antennas, around 20 specialist volunteers are on the lookout for the creatures with black and yellow-patterned carapaces still in the area in southern France, home to 241 protected species. 

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Wildfire raging near French Riviera kills 2, injures 27

More than 1,100 firefighters have been battling the flames and thousands of tourists and locals were evacuated to safer areas.

Thousands evacuated after wildfire on France's Mediterranean coast

Authorities in the Côte d’Azur region moved people out of tents, campsites and holiday homes around the hilltop town of Bormes-les-Mimosas.

Wildfire in south-west France destroys 550 hectares of pine forest

A wildfire that has ravaged 550 hectares of pine forest west of Bordeaux on France's Atlantic coast was contained but still simmering this weekend.