According to the mass media, on 3rd of May the construction of special breeding facility for European mink was started in France. It is claimed to be the very first in Europe. Surprising, that people involved in this project do not know anything about on-going activities in Spain, in Germany and in Estonia, not to speak about the earlier actions in Russia adn EAZA invovlement in conservation breeding of the European mink.
The facility will be built at zoo called Zoodyssee in Chizee. The budget for the construction is 2,4 mln Euro.
Good news to European mink conservation. It is only to be hoped that it will not remain an isolated “island-action” in Europe, but will become a part of all-european effort for conservaiton of this globally most critically endagenered small carnivore.