Details of this species in Lanz Is.
Source: Drever, 2002
Arrival Date: 1930s
Species Notes for this Location:
Mustela vison (American mink) were intentionally introduced in the late 1930s to Lanz Island for the fur industry. They were trapped until the late 1960s. They have since spread to Cox Island (Rodway et al., 1990; in Drever, 2002).
Management Notes for this Location:
A preliminary feasibility study has been carried out for the possible eradication of American mink and raccoons from Cox and Lanz Island. Both Cox and Lanz Island are considerably larger than any island where mustelids have previously been eradicated. Both islands would need to be eradicated simultaneously to prevent reinvasion, as they lie only 1100m apart.
The Scott Islands lie off the northwest tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. They are recognised as a globally significant Important Bird Area by BirdLife International.
Last Modified: 13/03/2006 12:34:22 p.m.