Mar 152017
 
Austria flouts EU law to cull otters

Lower Austria is planning to trap and shoot 40 otters in the very near future. This is in spite of the fact that otters are protected by the European Union Fauna and Flora Habitats Directive. This is in response to appeals from fishermen stating that there are too many otters. The numbers quoted for that […]

Nov 262015
 
First Pan-African Otter Training Workshop held in Tanzania

The latest Red List update by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, has placed an alarming 12 of the 13 species of otter worldwide showing a declining population, with the North American river otter the only one shown as “stable”. Of those 13, Sub-Saharan Africa is home to three species: The spotted-necked otter […]

Nov 102012
 
European Otter, Lutra lutra, Isle of Mull, Scotland.

It’s October again and time for my workshops on the magnificent Isle of Mull off the west coast of Scotland. I have been running these workshops for a number of years now and have been very successful with our target species i.e. the red deer and of course the fabulous european otter. The workshop was […]