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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 32.3 December 2020

Is Mink control for ever? Prospects for eradication in East Anglia

By - Vince Lea

First imported for fur-farming, subsequent escapees and releases have led to the establishment of American Mink in the UK, with dire consequences for our native wildlife. Vince Lea describes an opportunity to remove mink from East Anglia as a pilot for the eradication of this species from the whole of Britain. 

American Mink Neovison vison, referred to hereafter simply as Mink, have been introduced into many countries around the world for fur-farming and have subsequently escaped or been deliberately released. As small, generalist, semi-aquatic predators, they have successfully adapted to many environments and gone on to cause problems for a wide variety of indigenous species, mainly through direct preda­tion but also by competing for food.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist