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. French biologists sound alarm over imperilled species

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Paris (AFP) March 3, 2008
French experts on Monday voiced concern after a study of 291 animals and plants representative of national biodiversity found a third to be endangered.

Threatened species include the great hamster of Alsace, the European mink and wetland butterflies whose future has been darkened by habitat loss.

The results "are universally bad," said Jacques Trouvilliez of the Museum of Natural History, which carried out the survey as part of an EU-wide study into species loss.

Water-loving species are most at threat, a finding that chimes with warnings by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) which says that wetland habitats are shrinking fast as a result of pollution and water extraction.

The study is considered to be only a rough guide to biodiversity. It does not include birds, and available data on many species, especially marine mammals, is sketchy or unsound, said Trouvilliez.

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