Why are moles endangered?

It is listed as an endangered species due to habitat loss and a restricted range. Golden moles are an ancient group of mammals that live mostly below ground.

Is a mole endangered?

De Winton’s Golden Mole is classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is currently the only golden mole species with that classification, and is among Re:wild’s 25 most wanted lost species.

Are UK moles endangered?

Conservation Status: Moles have no legal protection in the U.K. and are frequently regarded as pests by farmers, horticulturists and green-keepers. Surface tunnelling in newly planted fields may disturb plant roots so much that they will wilt and die.

Are moles protected?

Any foxes, moles and mink that you catch are protected under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Why are there no moles in Ireland?

The mole (Talpa europaea) can be found throughout Europe but not in Northern Ireland. It is believed the reason why there are no moles in Northern Ireland is because the sea level rose quickly during the Ice Age which meant the animals, like several other UK mammals, were not able to make it across the sea.

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