Can You Help?

The Norfolk Mink Project relies on volunteers and works with local landowners, wildlife organisations, fisheries, gamekeepers, householders and local interest groups. One of our main aims is to protect the endangered water vole but in doing so we can also help protect many other wildlife species that mink prey on, helping to safeguard local businesses and livelihoods which are dependent on wildlife tourism, angling and shooting.

The mink rafts and cage traps are provided by the Norfolk Mink Project and your local Mink Co-ordinator will provide the necessary training required. If you are a landowner or have access to a suitable site and would be prepared to help we would love you to get in touch. Even if you cannot set traps, monitoring alone is a very valuable source of information. This allows us to detect the presence of mink and the Mink Co-ordinators can then co-ordinate with other volunteers in that area to increase the chances of getting a capture.

If you are unable to volunteer to run a raft or trap, you can still help. If you are out for a walk, boating or just driving in Norfolk and see a mink, alive or dead, we would like to hear about it.

Please get in touch with the project if you would like to discuss being a volunteer

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Submitting a Mink Sighting

The easiest way you can help us is by telling us if you have seen an American Mink, your records are invaluable to the project. As mentioned above, if you are not a volunteer on the project we would still love to hear from you, if you have seen an American Mink (dead or alive). If possible we would like a six figure grid reference; volunteers currently on the project will have their raft grid references already on our database. Providing this information could be difficult for some people which we understand, if this is the case when submitting a sighting if you could include a description of the location as best as possible would be great. For example, road: A1064, village: between Acle and Billockby, river: Bure and a description of what you saw.

To report any sighting(s) please use our form: Report a Sighting

Reports can also be sent to the Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service website but reports might be slower to get to us, other non-native species can also be reported here: Norfolk Biodiversity