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14 October 2019 - Look who's arrived!

Submitted by: Grace

Pumpkin


This is our latest arrival and isn't he gorgeous. He was found last Thursday under a car in Liverpool not far from the River Alt. He was taken to a vet and then on to our friend Sarah Neill in Cumbria.

As you know, Sarah has helped with many cubs so she and her partner, Chris, drove to Crianlarich yesterday where we met them to transfer the cub.

As it is so near to Halloween, Sarah decided to call him "Pumpkin" - a good name we think as he is certainly very fiery!

Sarah and Grace with Pumpkin


We told you in August about Sarah's participation in a Sedna Epic Womens Leadership Arctic Expedition to the high Arctic, which will take place in November 2020. She will be collecting scientific data on orcas and humpbacks feeding on the herring run, as well as documenting ocean change. The group will also be connecting with Sami women and promoting women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine).

Their team are all 100% volunteers, and so they need to raise funds to cover their costs.

Sarah is always so keen to help with any otter needing help and so we want to support her too. If you can help Sarah please go to her fundraising page where you will find out more about the expedition and how you can help.



08 October 2019 - Read about Oscar's release and more in the latest e-update

Submitted by: Grace

There's loads of news in our latest e-update. Read about Oscar's release, the Guyana workshop and lots more ottery news in our latest e-update

Oscar 2 release

02 October 2019 - Oscar 2 is back in the wild

Submitted by: Grace

This morning we said goodbye to Oscar 2 as he was released back into the wild.

It was a beautiful autumn morning - cold but dry and sunny. Perfect.

Unlike many of the otters who are to be released, catching him was easy, and we were soon on our way to the release site on a Highland river.

Oscar ready to go


When the door was opened he quickly came out and began to explore the river. At first he remained quite close but then he moved on upstream to explore his new home.

Oscar 2 release


To see a short video of the release click here


01 October 2019 - Training workshop in Guyana

Submitted by: Grace

Guyana Otter Workshop small


Next month we are holding a training workshop in Guyana on Giant Otters and Neotropical Otters. We are delighted to be working with Save The Giants on this. It will be held in Yupukari Village and we will be training the local people in otter surveying so that they can monitor their own population of otters.

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