Tallinn zoo started to build a new breeding facility for the European mink. Currently used mink enclosures were built 20 years ago and needed to be replaced. The new facility, which is located at a remote area in the zoo, will have five enclosure modules with 20 breedin...
lutreola at Monday, December 17th, 2018 Comments
Looking for a christmas present? Check out what we sell at our webshop HERE! For example, you can buy cool and practical European mink themed merchandise! All proceeds go to a species protection charity. Through Lutreola, everyone has the opportunity to contribute to the pro...
lutreola at Friday, December 7th, 2018 Comments
Tallinn Zoo’s first European mink drawing contest received 131 pictures from children aged 3 to 14. All drawings were divided into five age groups and the best got awarded. And not only that, the awarded pictures will also be added to a new European mink charity notebo...
lutreola at Monday, April 30th, 2018 Comments

Welcome to lutreola.eu

The Lutreola foundation is a species conservation organization started in 1992. The main focus of our activities over the years has been the conservation of the European mink (Mustela lutreola) with an objective of population restoration on the Estonian islands, namely Hiiumaa and Saaremaa. We also work on the international level with various different organizations ranging from theWAZA to different zoos and other conservation-oriented bodies around the world.

The aim of this website is to reflect the activities of our foundation on the Internet, but also to serve as a gateway of information related to the conservation of the European mink. We launched our new site in January 2013. The history before 2011 can be seen on our old site.

Recently the activities of the Lutreola foundation have been expanding in range, increasingly addressing several other species and conservation areas. These are also reflected in this site.

This website has been created with support from the Environmental Investement Centre of Estonia.

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