Threatened species of Mustelidae

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Threatened species of Badgers
Threatened species of Minks
Threatened species of Otters
Threatened species of Polecats
Threatened species of Skunks
Weasels under threat of extinction

Mustelids have been threatened with loss of habitat, the degradation of habitat especially as a consequence of intensified agriculture using large amounts of chemical inputs that pollute water ways. Mustelids have also suffered from direct persecution in the form of pest control and hunting for their pelts. They have also suffered from incidental poisoning from the build up of persistant inorganic chemicals.


67 species; 6 endangered.

Conserving otters
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
23.09.2020 – 22:08 CEST