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13th International Otter Congress, 3-8 July 2016, Singapore: Great conference! Congratulations to the organisers.
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Our brochure describing what OSG is forThe Otter Specialist Group (OSG) was founded in 1974 and is part of World Conservation (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC). The aims of the Group, as set out by IUCN, are to:

  • Provide leadership for the conservation of all otter species (Lutrinae).
  • Determine and review on a continuing basis the status and needs of otters, and promote the implementation of necessary research, conservation and management programmes by appropriate organisations and governments.
  • Make known the status and conservation needs of otters, and promote the wise management of otter species.

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This website contains many resources which may be used freely as long as the source is aknowledged, as well as some restricted to members of the Otter Specialist Group.  See the Bulletin, our Library or contact us if you can't find what you want.

:: Latest Update: 19th July 2016

Bulletin: Volume 33 Issue 1:
New paper added:
Gupta, N, Johnson, JA, Sivakumar, K and Mathur, VB (2016). The Perilous Voyage of Indian Himalayan ‘Ambassadors’ amidst Anthropogenic Pressures and changing Climatic Variables
Special Issues:
Volume 33A - Proceedings of European Otter Workshop 2015
Educational Resources: new section of free resources for educators
New Book: We love Otters!
OZ: Captive Species Experts added
13th IOC: 3-8 July 2016, Singapore

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Bulletin of the IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group

Current Issue: Volume 33 Issue 1 New paper added 09/07/16
Special Issue 32A - Giant Otter Bibliography - 23rd April 2015
Special Issue 32B - North American River Otter Bibiography 2nd Edition 4th May 2015
Special Issue 33A - Proceedings of European Otter Workshop 2015 5th Januaryr 2016
Bulletin Digitization Project: Volume 15 (1) 1998 now online 2 issues remain to be done 26th February 2015

OSG Member News

13th International Otter Congress, 3 - 8 July 2016, Singapore
Poster added 21/02/16

OSG Research Guidelines 18th September 2012

OSG Members Forum
Go to Forum (username and password needed)

Members-Only E-Library

Reference Library (needs user name and password
latest added 4th January 2016

OZ: Otters in Zoos etc
OZ Home Captive Species Experts added 19th July 2016

Educational Resources
Free resources for schools and other educational projects

Otter Mortality Web
Sharing information to reduce human-induced otter mortality

How to Join OSG