Welcome to the Scottish Invasives blog. Invasive non-native species (or INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced to areas outside their natural range. INNS are currently recognised as one of the greatest threats to biodiversity. The Scottish Invasives blog is intended as an informal forum for those interested in invasive species control. If you wish to contribute, please get in contact. You can click on any of the images to see them at higher resolution.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

American Mink in Scotland


A recent article from the BBC news website. Showcasing the worlds largest Mink eradication project from our very own doorstep. Already a successful project further plans are to double the area of mink removal to 20,000 sq km, working with the rivers and fishery trusts of Scotland (RAFTS), Scottish Wildlife Trust, Univeristy of Aberdeen and Scottish Natural Heritage with a further aim of eventually expanding the project to work UK wide.

If you wish to get involved and volunteer to look after a Mink Raft in the Highlands please contact me at m.norris@btcv.org.uk and I will be able to give you further information or provide you with the equipment myself.

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