European Mink

European Mink

The European mink is also known as the Russian mink and Eurasian mink as is native to Europe and Eurasia.

The European mink is also known as the Russian mink and Eurasian mink as it is native to Europe and Eurasia.

The current range of the European mink consists of a few isolated fragments: in northern Spain and western France, in the Danube delta in Romania, in Ukraine, and in Russia. There is some information about the presence of the European mink also in the Romanian Carpathians.

In the Vologoda Region, considering the rapid decline of the species in the neighboring regions and the presence of the American mink (Neovison vison), it is not likely that the European mink populations will hold there for long.

In the Arkhangelsk Region, a population seems to exist in the north-west of the region, which is close to the northern limit of the range, with very low abundance. The presence of the American mink is also likely to pose a serious threat to the long-term existence there.


Image | ©️ Biodiversity Heritage Library, Public Domain, Public Domain Mark 1.0
Sources | (Maran, 2007; Maran, et al., 2016; Shalu, 2001; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2020; Wozencraft, 2005)

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