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18 March 2019 - Asian short-clawed otter quiz

Submitted by: Ben

Try our latest species quiz - this one is on the Asian short-clawed otter.

Click here then "Asian short-clawed otter quiz" to test your knowledge

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11 March 2019 - What would YOU do with a World Otter Day Grant?

Submitted by: Grace

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We all know how important it is to make people aware of the importance of otters and their conservation. All 13 species are in the Red List and numbers are going down. This is why IOSF set up World Otter Day, which is held on the last Wednesday in May - this year it is 29 May.

And we can ALL do something to help. Maybe you feel you can't do a lot but just spreading the word through social media is a big help.

However many of you enjoy organising events - sponsored sports, sales of work, car boot sales, etc. Our Fundraising Pack has loads of ideas and tips to help you to help the otters.

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We are also giving away THREE GRANTS OF £100 EACH towards the cost of putting on an event or carrying out some education work for World Otter Day.

All you need to do is send an email to enquiries@otter.org with the following information:

*Name of applicant
*Organisation, if applicable
*Address of applicant
*Brief description of what you are planning to do, how and where
*What would you do with the £100 grant?

BUT YOU DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME.

We need your applications no later than Friday 29 March 2019 and the grant winners will be announced on Friday 5 April 2019.

SO HELP US TO CELEBRATE WORLD OTTER DAY AND APPLY NOW FOR A GRANT TO MAKE SURE YOUR EVENT IS AN OTTERLY GREAT SUCCESS!

07 March 2019 - Stolen North American River Otters

Submitted by: Paul

North American River Otter

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There was an article today about 3 North American River Otters which have been taken from a sanctuary in North Carolina. What is interesting is that it states that the North American River Otter is one of the rarest mammals in America.

Take a look here

So why oh why do they allow the killing of 50,000 a year for furs and nobody, including the IUCN Otter Specalist Group, seems to care. This is something we have been lobbying for for over 12 years and the people who should care don't.

For more information have a look here



05 March 2019 - Our latest e-update is online

Submitted by: Grace

Catch up with our latest news in our e-update which is now online

You will find out what is happening with the otters at the sanctuary and also our education work in Africa. There is also exciting news from the site of the nuclear plant at Chernobyl, Ukraine.

01 March 2019 - IOSF World Otter Day

Submitted by: Ben

IOSF WORLD OTTER DAY is coming! What have you got planned?

World Otter Day will take place on Wednesday 29 May so let’s join together and it the biggest yet!

Last year we had a number of events and social media posts that brought attention to otters and their conservation.
We are once again delighted to offer three grants of £100 each towards the cost of putting on an event or carrying out some education work for IOSF WORLD OTTER DAY.

click here to find more information about how you can take part and our grants.

Remember we want to hear more about what YOU are doing. Don’t forget to tell us about your plans (enquiries@otter.org) so that we can include your event on our events page and social media.

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