The world's otter populations act as a barometer of ecological health
The International Otter Fund is a UK-based charity that works to protect otters in the wild and in captivity. IOSF works with local communities to address issues like conserving otter habitat — often an indicator of overall ecological health, raising awareness of illegal otter poaching, studying otter health and behavior, and promoting the importance of the role that otters play overall in a healthy environment.
The IOSF is helping otters all over the world.
- Africa. Kikongo Otter Sanctuary, Democratic Republic of Congo
- Asia. Raising awareness about endangered and vanishing otter species and combating the inclusion of otters in the pet trade.
- Europe. Otter hospital and rehabilitation centre in Scotland
- North America. Reducing the poaching and hunting of otters for sport.
IOSF holds special events like conservation education, World Otter Day, and otter watching events, all intended to help otters around the world thrive. Read more about the work of the International Otter Fund here, and take a look at IOSF’s most recent annual report.