Returning an Otter back to the wild

Otter Conservation


Wildlife Conservation of any species requires the following topics to be addressed: legislation, education, habitat improvement and re-introduction. Without attention being paid to all these issues any serious attempt at wildlife conservation will fail. Legislation is required from government bodies to ensure adequate protection for the otter, which has of course now been achieved. Education of the public, landowners and industrial bodies as to the problems and what can be done is essential. The otter has done well in this respect being an attractive animal and this has no doubt helped along with current debates over drinking water quality and hunting of wild animals. Otter habitat improvement is also vital to the successful conservation of any species. So far as otters are concerned organisations such as the Environment Agency, particularly its branch that was previously known as the National Rivers Authority and the Vincent Wildlife Trust Otter Haven Project have made good progress

Returning Otters back to wild

As far as re-introduction is concerned, captive breeding projects by the Otter Trust and other Otter Sanctuary and Parks similar to ourselves, along with release site surveys and follow up work by the Nature Conservancy Council and local Wildlife Trusts have no doubt played an important role in the conservation of the otter by giving otter populations up and down the country a helpful kick-start.

Rescued Otters at The Otter Sanctuary, Devon
Educational trips at The Otter Sanctuary, Devon