Lutreola foundation

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 the WAZA to different zoos and other conservation-oriented bodies around the world.

In recent years the foundation has also worked on conservation plans for the Fresh water pearl mussle (Margaritifera margaritifera) and currently we have plans underway to also engage in ex situ reproduction of the Siberian flying squirrel (Pteromys volans).