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Asian Otter Conservation Meet 25-29 November 2013, Bangalore, India: Workshop on Research Methods & Conservation Planning
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The 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.

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 March 2014
Bulletin: Volume 31 Issue 1: new paper added - Shepherd, C.R. and Nijman, V. (2014). Otters in the Mong La Wildlife Market, with a First Record of Hairy-Nosed Otter Lutra sumatrana in Trade in Myanmar
Thompson, L, and Stelle, L.L. (2014). Prey Preference of the North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) evaluated based on Optimal Foraging Theory
Volume 30(A):
Revision of Camp, V.L. (2013). A Bibliography On The North American River Otter Lontra canadensis.
XIIth Otter Colloqiuim: 11-15 August 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Abstract Submissions (deadline CHANGED now 15 April 2014)
2nd Circular
Library: new report added - Asian Otter Conservation Workshop, November 2013, Bengaluru, India
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Bulletin of the IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group

Current Issue: Volume 31 Issue 1 - updated 19 March 2014
Bulletin Digitization Project: Volume 13 (1996) now online 3 issues remain to be done 9th January 2014

OSG Member News

Asian Otter Conservation Workshop, November 2013, Bengaluru, India - report now online 13th March 2014
OSG Annual Report 2013 26th November 2013
XIIth International Otter Colloquium, 11-15 August 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Abstract submissions deadline CHANGED: now 14th April 2014 2014
IUCN/SSC Red List Training 4th October 2013
OSG Research Guidelines 18th September 2012

Members-Only E-Library

Reference Library (needs user name and password
latest added 3 April 2014
Otter Mortality Web
Sharing information to reduce human-induced otter mortality
OZ: Otters in Zoos etc
OZ Home
Joining OSG