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24 November 2022 - October e-Update is Live!

Submitted by: Callum

* Our October e-Update is live on the website! *

Dobhran!


What is in this months instalment of IOSF News?


Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team - Cambodia
Some Positive Results of Prosecutions for Illegal Trade
Tanzania
A Team Otter Update
News from The Sanctuary
The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023
Otter Shop Product of the Month
Wildlife Again Reveals Potential Threats from Pollutants
Sea Women Expeditions
and of course.. News in Brief!
If you would like to read this months e-update, CLICK THIS LINK!

* IOSF Otter Oscars 2022 *

Research Award 2022 Trophy


Look at what has arrived at IOSF HQ! This years Otter Oscars trophies have touched down on the Isle of Skye, and are sitting patiently in their box, awaiting their next destination!

We are still looking for nominations for this year's awards, and with categories designed to give special recognition to those who have worked to help otters, we are sure you know someone who deserves a chance at winning.

The categories are:

Young Person (under 18)
Community Achievement
Group or Organisation
Research
Photography/Artwork (1MB minimum size please)
Special Award

You can nominate someone else, or yourself, and the winner of each category will get their hands on a trophy, like the one seen in the photo above, which will go to the lucky recipient of the Research Award 2022! Not only this, but we will highlight your chosen nominee's work through our newsletters and social media, reaching all of our fantastic supporters in the process.

So, If you know of someone that is deserving of recognition and you want to nominate them, then please click here.

Nominations must be received by this coming Friday, the 25th November, and the winners will be announced on Monday 5th December 2022.

* The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022 *

Giving Tuesday


Don't forget, Giving Tuesday is just around the corner (29th November), signalling the start of this years Big Give Christmas Challenge! This time we are fundraising for materials that will be used to create more enclosures at the IOSF Sanctuary!

If you would like to help us on #GivingTuesday then have a look at THIS LINK HERE!

Thank you!

Adoption Adult


Time is running out if you want to be sure of your gifts arriving before Christmas! If you are ordering from outside of the UK, it can take up to 3 weeks (sometimes longer) for your parcel to arrive!

Adoption boxes, soft toys, household items and much more are all available at the Otter Shop - so don't hesitate and get yours now, and help the IOSF in the process!

16 November 2022 - It's Our Birthday!!

Submitted by: Callum

Birthday


It’s our 29th birthday!

Today signifies the beginning of our 30th year in the world of otter conservation! Thank you to all those who have helped us on our journey, not only with the Sanctuary, but also our projects all over the world. We would not be here without you, and we are extremely grateful to have such fantastic supporters!

We look forward to many more years of protecting otters!

10 November 2022 - The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Submitted by: Callum

Support our Christmas Challenge
and help fund extra otter enclosures

Big Give


We're fundraising for extra otter pens here at our Isle of Skye Otter Rehabilitation Centre. Help us to adapt to new challenges with the expansion of our outdoor facilities and updating of equipment...

Giving otters a second chance at life.


Please support us with a donation through our fundraising page with
The Big Give Christmas Challenge
between 29th November-6th December

- and your donation could be doubled from pledges already made.

It all starts on 29th November...

01 November 2022 - November News - Week 1!

Submitted by: Callum

*News from the Sanctuary*

Baird and Marina


Two is company!

Baird and Marina continue to settle into life in rehabilitation with the IOSF very well! Forming a good bond, both are very comfortable in each others company, and we are really enjoying seeing these young otters grow together! As you can probably tell, it is a bit wet here on the Isle of Skye at the moment, but the wet fur sported in the picture by both otters could as easily be from adventures in their enclosure pool, as their energetic play time seems to leave it devoid of water! The only slight differences of opinion between the two occur when they get their daily fish. Frequent "chatting" can be heard once the meals are delivered, as the youngsters work out who gets what!

We look forward to keeping you informed of their progress over the winter period, and as you can see from the image, they will have no issues with keeping each other warm in the colder months!

If you would like to help us rehabilitate our Sanctuary otters you can do so by adopting them HERE, or by donating to our cubs in care programme HERE. Thank you!

* IOSF Otter Oscars 2022 *

Stephane Raimond


Don't forget, nominations are now open for the 2022 IOSF Otter Oscars.

We have been making these annual awards since 2016 to give special recognition to those who have worked to help otters. You can now nominate someone (including yourself) that is deserving of such an award.

Prentice Cunningham


The categories are:

Young Person (under 18)
Community Achievement
Group or Organisation
Research
Photography/Artwork (1MB minimum size please)
Special Award

If you know of someone that is deserving of recognition and you want to nominate them, then please click here.

Nominations must be received by Friday 25th November 2022 and the winners will be announced on Monday 5th December 2022.

* Facebook Fundraisers - A great way to help the IOSF *

Facebook Fundraisers


You can help raise money for the IOSF by creating Facebook fundraisers, and spreading the word about otters to your family and friends! Birthdays, special events or simply feel like helping out otters? Well, Facebook fundraisers are the perfect way to help our work, as 100% of all donations will come directly to us!

Here is how to do it!

For example, why not set up a fundraiser for Giving Tuesday (29th November), the antidote to Black Friday!

Giving Tuesday

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