Última actualización: 01-07-2021



In order to contribute to the conservation of European mink (Mustela lutreola), between 2014 and 2019 the LIFE LUTREOLA SPAIN / LIFE13 NAT/ES/001171 project "New approaches to the conservation of European mink in Spain" was developed. This project, co-financed by 75% by the European Commission under the LIFE+ programme, was carried out in the Basque Country, La Rioja, Aragon and the Valencian Community.

The overall purposes

  • Eradication of American mink established within the range of European mink and in risk zones.
  • To increase the viability of the wild population of European mink through releasing captive-born individuals from an existing breeding programme.
  • To create a new monitoring network to assess the conservation status of both species after the project.

LIFE Lutreola Spain was coordinated by Tragsatec, and had as partners to the Government of Aragon, the Provincial Council of Alava, the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, the Municipality of Vitoria-Gasteiz, the Government of La Rioja, the Generalitat Valenciana, the Senda Viva Nature Park and the Asociación Visón Europeo.


This report, provides a brief overview of the project and its results. Share it!
interview in Radio Vitoria to Asun Gómez due to the end of the LIFE Lutreola Spain project.
Cría de visón Europeo en FIEB
Veterinary check-ups on European mink's pups who have been born this 2019 in FIEB
Bulletin de vison d'Europe 2018
European mink newsletter 2018: Conservation activities in Europe to save the most endangered European carnivore
Jaime Bravo
Lenito has survived and passed his adaptation period in Najerilla River
Iñaki Galdós
Wild boar, genet, heron, marten, pigeons, deer, otter and beaver recorded with a photo-trap camera