Wolves may be partly to blame for wildfires raging across southern France – here’s why

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Wolves are partly to blame for the wildfires that have raged across the south of France this month, according to the mayor of Artigues, one of the worst hit rural areas.

Gabriel Magne said increasing attacks on livestock by wolves had forced farmers to abandon pastures, which quickly turned into bone-dry shrubland, prone to catch fire during the hot summer months when rain is rare.<<<Read More>>>