International Otter Survival Fund

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International Otter Survival Fund

The International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) was inspired by observing otters in their natural habitat.

Because the otter lives, feeds and plays on land and in the water and is at the peak of the food chain it is an ambassador species to a first class environment. IOSF was set up to protect and help the 13 species of otter worldwide through a combination of compassion and science, and supports projects to protect otters, which will also ensure that we have a healthy environment for all species, including our own.

Through a programme of research, the IOSF will become the world’s foremost authority on otter behaviour, habitat, persecution and conservation.

IOSF works closely with other organisations to protect otters in the wild and in captivity. In particular, we are concerned with the high level of wildlife crime involving otters.  We want people throughout the world to be as appalled by otter persecution and hunting as they are towards tiger and rhino hunting.  We aim to work with local communities throughout the world to educate, inform and encourage the protection and conservation of otters and explain what the benefits of healthy populations mean for the environment and dispel myths that are causing otters to be intentionally disturbed, persecuted and hunted.

We want future generations to enjoy one of the world’s most charming, elusive and enjoyable mammals.

Your car donation can be used:

  • to support projects in the UK and worldwide:
  • in education
  • for otter rescue and rehabilitation
  • to train future otter workers
  • for practical conservation and habitat restoration work
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