20% of French Mediterranean Forests under threat according to IUCN Red List 2018
Within the framework of the "Red list of French ecosystems", the French Committee of IUCN assessed the threats affecting 19 Mediterranean forest ecosystems. The results show that 21% of them are threatened, while 37% are nearly-threatened. The main pressures are linked to the artificialisation of territories, mainly due to urban extension, the introduction of non-indigenous species and climate change, inducing the aridification of Mediterranean climate and intensification of forest fires. The results also demonstrate the consequences of abandonment of agricultural and pastoral lands, that causes changes in the structure of some forests.
The Red List is available here (the English version will be available shortly): https://uicn.fr/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/uicn-france-lre-forets-med.pdf