31 March 2017

European mink (Mustela lutreola) is one of the most endangered mammal species in the world. In 2016 it was listed as 'Critically Endangered' on the IUCN Red List. However, despite its critical situation, too little conservation and research activities address the European mink problem - the species on the edge of extinction.

To prevent the extinction happening before our eyes, the Polish Society for Conservation Genetics LUTREOLA announced 31 March the European Mink Day. This grassroots initiative has a symbolic dimension and aims to raise public awareness on progressive extinction of this species and to encourage appropriate remedial actions.

Join the initiative by disseminating information, eg through social media.

Let's celebrate 31 March as the European Mink Day, to remind about its alarming situation and need for protection!