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International Otter Survival Fund WORLD OTTER DAY


Wednesday 26 May 2021


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It's time to start thinking about what you might do to support World Otter Day in 2021... it will be here sooner than you think!

Of course, we can't be certain about how the Coronavirus situation will be globally but there are still ways to get involved and make a difference.  People's use of social media over the past few months for virtual events, meetings and presentations has been inventive and no doubt many of you will have original and fun ideas.  So let's get thinking.

It is the most magical day for otters when, so many people full of enthusiasm, care and love of otters, create a wave around the world to ensure they are not forgotten.  Raising awareness of the challenges they face and the work that is done to help them.

Some simple ways to help: 

  • Use #WorldOtterDay
  • Post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all about otters, both in the lead up to the day and on the day
  • Share and tag your friends in IOSF posts to raise awareness of otter conservation and our cause
  • Encourage your friends to post as well, the more people that post, the more people we will reach
  • Tag IOSF in your posts:

                                  o Facebook  - @InternationalOtterSurvivalFund
                                  o Instagram  - @IOSF_Otters
                                  o Twitter       - @IOSF

On our own we can do so little, TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH!  




IOSF World Otter Day timeline... How it began:

It all started back in 2009 with Otterly Mad Week  -  a week of events, education and fun

In 2014 it became International Otter Awareness Day

And in 2016 evolved into the IOSF World Otter Day that we all know and love today.

IOSF will again be offering grants to support events for World Otter Day, as in previous years and we will let you know when to submit your applications.


In 2020 grants were awarded to:

Lesotho - Human Nature Projects Organisation Lesotho

Malaysia - Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)

Morocco - Association Nature Solutions

Nepal - Aarati Basnet