The European mink population recently discovered in the Danube delta is clearly the most viable in the world with 1,000-1,500 individuals.
The European mink is in decline even in its currently remaining range enclaves. Only Romania can, perhaps, be regarded as an exception.
In Romania, the presence of the European mink in the Danube Delta was confirmed relatively recently.
The results of an IUCN mission in 2014 to Romania showed that the Danube delta population is clearly the most viable in the world. According to the assessment, the population in the delta might be around 1,000 – 1,500 individuals.