WRE is a nature conservation project. It’s aim is to protect native wildlife such as water voles, kingfishers and other waterbirds, fish, amphibians and large invertebrates from predation by American mink across a vast area of Eastern England. If the project achieves its objective of removing mink from this region, it is hoped that the operation will then be rolled out across the rest of Great Britain. If this is achieved, a mink-free GB will also mean protection for seabird islands and an end to the constant need to control mink in hundreds of locations as is currently practiced.