A European Mink detected in the Middle Charente Valley, after several unsuccessful inventory campaigns
Since the start of the project in September 2017, this is the first time that a European Mink has been detected in the Middle Charente Valley. However, direct (capture) and indirect detection campaigns (photo traps and fingerprint tunnels) had already been deployed in the area, but without success. This new data acquired after several unsuccessful campaigns underscores the difficulty of inventorying this particularly discreet little carnivore, and the need to repeat field campaigns to identify the different sectors still present.
Detection of the species after 5 years without data!
This news is all the more gratifying since no European mink data had been recorded on the Bramerit since 2014. More extensive campaigns will be launched in the first quarter of 2020 to clarify the presence of the species and characterize the potential population core.
LIFE VISON PROJECT COORDINATOR Ingrid Marchand Phone : +33 5 46 82 12 45 ADDRESS : LPO – Les Fonderies Royales, 8-10 rue du Docteur Pujos – CS 90263 – 17305 Rochefort