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International Otter Survival Fund World Otter Day 2018

Wednesday 30 May   


          2018 World Otter Day                         


May will be here sooner than we expect.

Perhaps you have already given it some thought, or maybe this is just a little reminder.  If you can do something extra for World Otter Day to raise otter awareness and raise a wee bit more money to help otters that would be fantastic.  

Your support is important to us and the otters, and the more people know about how important they are to the environment, how they suffer as part of the illegal wildlife trade and how much they need our help; the better.  Encourage more people to care about and be passionate about otters, just like you, and the louder our voice will be.


Discover some ideas for taking part here 

To help you we are adding event and information posters to our Resources page for you to download and print/share. More are being added gradually, so if you do not see your language at the moment,  keep checking and it should be available soon.

WOD2018 Info Poster

You can see where events are taking place this year on our map here  There are more to come... so keep checking in.


Winners of the World Otter Day Grants

We offered the opportunity to win a £100 grant towards the cost of putting on an event or carrying out education work, as part of World Otter Day. The response has been fantastic, with applications from all over the world and an interesting variety of projects and ideas.  We want to thank everyone who has submitted an application and appreciate their support.

So, the task to choose three winners has not been easy, but after much consideration, the following are to receive £100 from the IOSF World Otter Day grants:

•    Ninoslav Đurović, Montenegro -
With children, we will be raising awareness of the importance of otter and identifying otter signs in the field, on an island at Skadar Lake.  This event will be recorded and broadcast on TV.  A trail camera trap will also be sited on the island and positive results shared on social media.
•    The Cardiff University Otter Project,  Wales –
Live streaming of otter post mortem to provide a detailed insight into the research undertaken on otters in the UK and why we do post-mortems.

•    Godfrey Lubanga, Uganda
To carry out a 10km survey on the Nile, east of Karuma, over a 10 day period. Members of the local community will be involved, and there will be discussion with local fishermen to educate them on the value and importance of otters in the environment.


A very simple thing is to use #worldotterday on all your social media posts and encourage your family and friends to join in. 

Our World Otter Day t-shirts and hoodies are also available at our store - just follow this link.

2018-World Otter Day t-shirts

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