Eradicating mink consultation

Views and advice are sought by a group of conservationists on whether a programme to eradicate mink from the island of Great Britain is feasible or desireable.

They say:

Mink were imported to Britain for fur farming and are now widely established in the wild. Voracious predators, they can be especially damaging to water vole populations, and have consequently been controlled across the country for years. Eradication, i.e. the removal of every single mink, has long been discussed, but previously was considered too difficult, too expensive, or both. Developments over recent years may have changed that picture, however, perhaps bringing the prospect of a mink-free GB into reach, and we believe the time is right to re-assess the situation.

You are invited to complete this short questionnaire to give your views.