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28 June 2017 - Our June e-update is out

Submitted by: Grace

Check out what has been happening at home and abroad in our latest e-update.

You can see more about what happened on World Otter Day, news from the otter sanctuary, survey work in Aberdeenshire, news from Singapore and much more.

16 June 2017 - Two schools Walk 4 Wildlife

Submitted by: Grace

Two of our local schools recently took part in the Schools Walk 4 Wildlife and donated their sponsor money to the otters.

Both of these schools only have a few pupils and the response was magnificent. Struan primary school has just four children and they managed to raise a fantastic £430!

Struan School

The six children in Raasay primary school managed to raise just under £100 - another great effort.

Raasay school

It is great to get the support of our local schools in this way - so thank you to all the children and their parents, friends and teachers for helping to make this such a success.

There are still more opportunities for others to raise funds by joining in the Big 5 walks - click here to find out more and see where your nearest walk will be held.

09 June 2017 - Grand Raffle Prize Winners

Submitted by: Janet

We are delighted to announce that the World Otter Day Grand Raffle raised almost £800. Thank you to everyone who took part. You can find out more and who the winners are HERE

Otter Sculpture

05 June 2017 - Events on World Otter Day

Submitted by: Grace

Here are just a few of the events which went on during World Otter Day:

In NEPAL, Balram Awasthi from the Department of Zoology, Siddhanath Science Campus, Kanchanpur, led students from the University in a rally to the city of Mahendranagar. They carried placards to tell the people about the importance of otter conservation.

World Otter Day Nepal

In BENIN, Fataï Aina of the Amis de l’Afrique Francophone - Bénin (AMAF-BENIN) celebrated World Otter Day in Sô-Ava on Lake Nokoué by holding an education day for 300 schoolchildren and 14 teachers.

World Otter Day Benin

In AUSTRALIA, Budjarn Lambeth a Year 12 pupil at Kelso High School, Bathurst, held a stall to tell his fellow-students about otters and raised over £300 for IOSF. He also managed to get an article in the local paper to tell more people about otters.

World Otter Day Budjarn

And in LONDON, ENGLAND, Class 3 of Reay Primary School there was a special otter session with videos, games and artwork. They also created this special banner which was put up for the rest of the school to see.

World Otter Day Reay

More photos will follow.


Submitted by: Grace

Do you know someone who deserves an award for all they have done to help otters and their conservation?

If so why don't you nominate them for an Otter Oscar.

2017 Otter Oscars

As before the categories will be:

Children (aged 12 years or under as at 1 December 2017)

Young People (aged 13 – 18 years as at 1 December 2017).

Group/Organisation – For example school, natural history group, Scouts/Guides, etc.

Community Achievement – Any activity carried out in 2017 which involves local communities in otter conservation.

Research – Open to amateur or professional researchers for work carried out during 2017.

Photography – Open to amateur or professional photographers. All photos must have been taken during 2017.

Special Award – Open to anyone who has made a lifelong commitment to otter conservation

Applications/nominations can be made in more than one category, providing the outlined criteria is met.

You will find the nomination form here and you have until Friday 24 November to submit your nomination.

Results will be announced on 1 December 2017.

If you have any question please contact

01 June 2017 - THANK YOU

Submitted by: Grace

Thanks to you, World Otter Day has been a great success.

We are still hearing about the various events which took place all over the world and will tell you more in due course.

Here on Skye we had a wonderful day watching two otters in the warm sunshine with Laura and Lee and their two sons Oliver and Joshua, and our good friend Jackie.

World Otter Day