Otter back in Dutch nature reserve

From Dutch news agency ANP:

In the nature reserve Vechtplassen, for the first time in thirty years, an otter has been spotted. A worker of Landschap Noord-Holland saw the animal in a photograph made for pine marten resarch.

See also here. And here. And here. And here. About the pine marten research: here.

June 2010. Conservationists are ecstatic at the news that England’s rarest mammal, the pine marten, has been found in the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland. Along with Cumbria, Durham, Yorkshire and the Peak District, Northumberland is considered the most suitable habitat for pine martens, and may well already host small populations: here.

Otters back from brink of extinction in UK: here. Great pic on ARKive: here.

Otter recovery has reached every UK county – Except Kent: here.

A slow comeback for the endangered Eurasian otter in France: here.

The world’s rarest otter has been rediscovered in Borneo, after a single individual was photographed by a camera trap set by conservation scientists. The hairy-nosed otter was pictured in the Deramakot Forest Reserve in Sabah: here.

Sea otter: here.

Creating a colony on San Nicolas Island and, to appease fishing groups, moving all other Southland sea otters to the Central Coast hasn’t helped the threatened species, federal officials say: here.

2 thoughts on “Otter back in Dutch nature reserve

  1. In recent years, the habitat of America’s river otters has been on the decline.

    Pollution, invasive species, climate change, and habitat loss have degraded many of America’s water habitats–from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, and from the Puget Sound to the Chesapeake Bay.

    Tell your senators that it’s time to make restoration of America’s watersheds a priority to ensure clean clear rivers and streams throughout the nation.

    River otters are one of America’s most iconic aquatic species, living in rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, and estuaries across the nation.

    And it’s not just otters, waterfowl, fish and wildlife that are depending on us to restore our waters. Restoring America’s watersheds is a matter of public health; our communities depend on these watersheds for clean and safe drinking water.

    Speak up now to restore America’s watersheds for the wildlife and communities that depend on them.

    Right now, a U.S. Senate committee is debating an important group of bills that would impact the future of America’s watersheds. That’s why the time is now to speak up for restoring our waters and making sure that restoring wildlife habitat is a top priority for this Congress.

    Please tell your senators to take action today to help this bill move one step closer to becoming law.


    National Wildlife Federation


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