Project Partner

Scottish Mink Initiative is a community based initiative which aims to protect native wildlife by removing breeding American mink from north Scotland and the Highlands and covers an area of 20,000 km2.

American mink will attempt to take a wide variety of species including ground nesting birds (sea birds, waders, domestic fowl and sometimes larger birds such as gannets and swans!) water vole, fish, rabbits and even guinea pigs when they get the chance. 

The Initiative is part of the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland’s Biosecurity and Invasive Non Native Species Programme, implementing a large scale strategic approach to American mink control, as recommended by Scottish Natural Heritage through the Species Action Framework.