A systematic review to assess if trapping reduces populations of American mink Mustela vison in the British Isles

  • Published source details Tyler C., Clark E. & Pullin A. S. (2005) Do management interventions effectively reduce or eradicate populations of the American Mink, Mustela vison? Systematic Review No. 7. Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation


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Control mink

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Farmland Conservation
  1. Control mink

    A 2005 systematic review investigating the effectiveness of trapping in reducing or eradicating American mink Mustela vison populations in all habitats (Tyler et al. 2005) found evidence from seven studies demonstrating that mink populations decreased but that firm conclusions could not be made because of experimental design limitations. Due to the lack of controls for comparison, decreases could not be attributed solely to trapping. There was no robust investigation into other factors that could also be acting upon the populations at the same time. A lack of available data meant that statistical analyses could not be performed.


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