The municipality of Concarneau (Finistère) will have to take its trouble in patience. Demolition work on the city's former fire station has been suspended due to the unexpected presence of residents. A pair of gulls, a protected species, has indeed installed its nest on the roof of the building.

Their move was noted by the French Office for Biodiversity (OFB). As a result: it is forbidden to risk destroying their habitat by continuing the work, reports Ouest-France.

The liberated site was to allow the creation at the end of June of a temporary car park with 300 spaces, eagerly awaited by traders. They, too, will have to wait. Because gulls could nest until the end of July. The demolition is therefore postponed until the fall. Larger than its brown or silver gull cousins, the black-backed gull is recognizable by its white head, black back and pink legs. It resides mainly in coastal areas.

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