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14 February 2019 - Camera Trap - Loch Na Dal

Submitted by: Ben

After a period of unsuccessful camera trap sightings our Loch Na Dal otters are back! Not one, but two.


06 February 2019 - Our e-update is now available online

Submitted by: Grace

Our latest e-update is now available to download online

Aeris and Beatha in the snow

In it you can read about the progress of the otters at our sanctuary on Skye, including little Karma. It also tells you more of the worrying increase in demand for otters as pets.

But there is also positive news as proposals have been submitted to CITES to upgrade the Asian small-clawed and smooth-coated otters from Appendix II to Appendix I. This will give more protection to these otters in Asia.

01 February 2019 - IOSF's WORLD OTTER DAY

Submitted by: Grace

Now is the time to start planning for this year's WORLD OTTER DAY which will take place on Wednesday 29 May.


This is our fifth WORLD OTTER DAY so let's make it the biggest yet. Last year we had so much activity on social media and this is a tremendous way to spread the word about otters and how important they are to our environment and to raise funds for otter conservation worldwide.

People are already making plans in UK, Ireland, USA, Australia, Guatemala, Poland, Russia and Gibraltar so it is time to join in.

As in previous years, IOSF is delighted to be able to offer three grants of £100 each towards the cost of putting on an event or carrying out some education work for WORLD OTTER DAY.

Click here to find more information about how you can take part and our grants.

Remember we want to hear more about what YOU are doing. Don’t forget to tell us about your plans ( so that we can include your event on our events page and social media.