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20 February 2018 - Evergreen "Love Nature Month" earns otters a free donation when you request a quote

Submitted by: Helen

Throughout this month, join the Evergreen Insurance Services' "Love Nature Month" promotion and earn an extra £1 donation for IOSF for each of your insurance quote enquiries. Even if you are requesting a call back for when your insurance renewal is due.

Just click on the Evergreen homepage "Love Nature Month" tab and follow the link click here
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Also, and we think you will really like this, you can share your nature pictures on Evergreen's Facebook and Twitter pages #lovenaturemonth which will also be added to their Latest News page of the website.

So, dig out all your insurance policies and request some quotes during February (no matter when your policy is due) and you will be earning a little extra for otters, each time.

Evergreen Insurance Services (#ethicalinsuranceservices) are passionate about supporting conservation and wildlife, and providing customers with great value insurance.

15 February 2018 - Aeris arrives

Submitted by: Grace

On Tuesday we went to Crianlarich to meet up with our friend Sarah Neill, from Cumbria, who has been caring for a young otter cub.

Aeris small


We had checked the weather forecast in advance and it looked as if we would encounter snow in Glencoe and Rannoch Moor but their journey north should be fine. How wrong we were! Yes we did have snow but it was ok. On the other hand, they had a lot of heavy snow around Shap and Carlisle which slowed them down a lot. At one point they were even considering having to turn back.

Aeris arrives


Anyway, we met up in the sunshine, and the cub, Aeris, traveled back to Skye with us. She has settled in very quickly and is eating whole fish.

Sarah is a Lecturer in Animal Care and Animal Management at Kendal College, which is the first college in the country to open a genuine wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre on site.

Thanks to the College for their help and to Sarah and Chris for making their mammoth journey.




07 February 2018 - IOSF World Otter Day 2018 Grants

Submitted by: Helen

2018 World Otter Day

Following a successful World Otter Day in 2017, and because we know that many of you will come up with all sorts of exciting projects to celebrate this Otterly special day, we are again offering three grants of £100 each towards the cost of putting on an event or carrying out some education work, as part of World Otter Day.

Grant applications should include the following:
• Name of applicant
• Organisation if applicable
• Address of applicant
• Brief description of what you are planning to do, how and where
• What would you do with the £100 grant

Please send your applications to enquiries@otter.org to arrive no later than Friday 23 March 2018.

The winning applicants will be announced on Friday 30 March 2018.

Find out more about World Otter Day 2018

05 February 2018 - Find out our latest news

Submitted by: Grace

Our latest e-update is now online.

You will see photos of our latest two cubs and also Sofi and Noelle

There is also an update on the sea otter cub which SURVIVED a shark attack!

More scientific news includes information on regional scent dialects from spraint and the fact that the Singapore otters are hybrids.

In fact there is something for everyone, including a "Spot the Otter" on the kid's page TEAM OTTER.

So enjoy the read.

01 February 2018 - Valentine's Otter Adoption

Submitted by: Helen

Uisge Beatha

Celebrate with this whisky double - Uisge Beatha (Gaelic meaning the water of life.. or whisky)


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Order your Valentine's adoption here