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Our brochure describing what OSG is forThe Otter Specialist Group (OSG) was founded in 1974 and is part of World Conservation (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC). The aims of the Group, as set out by IUCN, are to:

  • Provide leadership for the conservation of all otter species (Lutrinae).
  • Determine and review on a continuing basis the status and needs of otters, and promote the implementation of necessary research, conservation and management programmes by appropriate organisations and governments.
  • Download the TRAFFIC Report on the Illegal Trade in OttersMake known the status and conservation needs of otters, and promote the wise management of otter species.

TRAFFIC Report on the Illegal Otter Trade: an Analysis of Siezures in selected Asian Countries (1980-2015).

OSG Tropical Asian Otter Conservation Manifesto (PDF 423 KB)

:: Latest Update: 15th September 2016

Bulletin: Volume 33 Issue 1:
New paper added:
Theng, M and Sivasothi, N (2016). The Smooth-Coated Otter Lutrogale perspicillata (Mammalia: Mustelidae) in Singapore: Establishment and Expansion in Natural and Semi-Urban Environments
Special Issues:
Volume 33B - A Bibliography on the North American River Otter (3rd Edition April 2016)
New Book: We love Otters!
OZ: Captive Species Experts added
OSG: Tropical Asian Otter Conservation Manifesto added

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Bulletin of the IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group

Current Issue: Volume 33 Issue 1 New paper added 07/09/16
Special Issue 32A - Giant Otter Bibliography - 23rd April 2015
Special Issue 33B - North American River Otter Bibiography 3rd Edition 5th September 2016
Special Issue 33A - Proceedings of European Otter Workshop 2015 5th Januaryr 2016
Bulletin Digitization Project: Volume 15 (1) 1998 now online 2 issues remain to be done 26th February 2015

OSG Member News

13th International Otter Congress, 3 - 8 July 2016, Singapore
Poster added 21/02/16

OSG Research Guidelines 18th September 2012

OSG Members Forum
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Members-Only E-Library

Reference Library (needs user name and password
latest added 4th January 2016

OZ: Otters in Zoos etc
OZ Home Captive Species Experts added 19th July 2016

Educational Resources
Free resources for schools and other educational projects

Otter Mortality Web
Sharing information to reduce human-induced otter mortality

How to Join OSG

We love Otters! An OSG e-book by Nicole Duplaix and Margherita BandiniOur e-Book by Nicole Duplaix and Margherida Bandini, with contributions by many OSG members.
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