The objective of the eradication actions is to eliminate the biggest enemy of the European mink, the American mink, in its area of distribution and zones of influence.
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The objective of this action is the construction of pre-release enclosure in centers of fauna or collaborators of the Program of Conservation ex Situ of the European Mink, also it will fit two pre-existing enclosures in the Wetlands of Salburua located in the LIC ES2110014.
The use of mink rafts requires minimal training, both for placement and for tracking and trapping.
In autumn 2014 three different methods (river trapping, mink raft trapping and phototrapping) were compared for the detection and capture of European mink and American mink. The trial was conducted in eight pre-selected rivers in 2012, 4 with presence of European mink and 4 of American mink.
Run over causes every year the death of thousands of animals of a significant number of species like the European mink.