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IUCN/SCC Otter Specialist Group Bulletin
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Volume 19 A Pages 1 - 372 (1998)

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Proceedings VIIth International Otter Colloquium, Trebon, Czech Republic

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Title Page
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Part I
Pages 1 - 99
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Part II
Pages 100 - 155
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Part III
Pages 153 - 396
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Part I:
Pages 1 - 99 PDF (1287 K)
The Never Ending Story Arno Gutleb 1
Preface Robert Dulfer 2
Why Otter People from all over the World did come to the Czech Republic Claus Reuther 4
The Diet of Lutra canadensis in the Upper Colorado River System Judith Berg 8
Requirements of the Cape-clawless Otter (Aonyx capensis) and the Spotted-necked< Otter (Lutra maculicollis) in the Natal Drakensberg (South Africa) Caterina Carugati, Michael R. Perrin 12
Habitat, Prey and Area Requirements of Otters (Aonyx capensis and Lutra maculicollis) in the Natal Drakensberg (South Africa) Caterina Carugati, Michael R. Perrin 18
The Status of the Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) Jim W.H. Conroy, Paul R.F. Chanin 24
DNA Typing for Individual and Population Studies of the Eurasian Otter, Lutra lutra John F. Dallas, Freda Marshall, Paul A. Racey, Philip J. Bacon,
Jim W.H. Conroy, David N. Carss, Hans Kruuk
Peculiar Anatomical Features in the Heart and Liver of the Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) Monika Egerbacher, Arno C. Gutleb, Aksel B. Madsen 55
The Effect of Habitat Destruction, Isolation and Human Induced Stress on Survival of the Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) in Peru - An Assessment of Management Options Using a Simulation Model Karin Frank, Christof Schenck, Elke Staib 59
A Simulation Model for Assessing Otter Mortality due to Traffic Karin Frank, Peter Eulberg, Klaus Hertweck, Klaus Henle 64
Protected Contact Training of the Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) Volker Gatz 69
Diet of Otters (Lutra lutra) in Relation to Prey Availability in a Fish Pond Area in Germany Liana C. Geidezis 72
Behavioural Use of Vocalizations by Eurasian Otters (Lutra lutra) Claudio Gnoli, Claudio Prigioni, Paola Polotti 77
Disease and Health Problems in British Otters (Lutra lutra) at a Rehabilitation Centre Rosemary E. Green, Jim Green 84
Treatment, Medication and Administration of Drugs to Otters Rosemary E. Green 92
Otter (Lutra lutra) Surveys on Corfu Island and at Lakes Prespa, Greece Xavier Grémillet 96
Part II
Pages 100 - 155 PDF (873 K)
Heavy Metals and PCBs in Eurasian Otters (Lutra lutra) in South Korea Sung Yong Han, Sung Won Son, Motokazu Ando, Hiroshi Sasaki 100
Gross Anatomy of Female Reproductive Organs from Eurasian Otters (Lutra lutra) in Different Stages of the Reproductive Cycle Thrine Moen Heggberget 107
Estimating the Density of Otter Lutra lutra Populations using Individual Analysis of Tracks
Klaus Hertweck, Reinhard Klenke, Klaus Henle
New Threats to Continuous Viable Otter Population in Northeastern Part of Slovenia Marjana Hönigsfeld Adamić 120
The Nova Reka Channel Ox-bow Restoration Project: an Example of Effective River
Revitalisation for Otters?
David Howe 125
Conservation Status of Otters in the Tarai and Lower Himalayas of Uttar Pradesh, India Syed Ainul Hussain 128
A Note on the Historical Record of Otter Distribution in India, with Special Reference to Lower Himalayas and Tarai Syed Ainul Hussain 140
Designing a Radio-tracking Study for Otter Research: a few Considerations Syed Ainul Hussain  
Part III
Pages 153 - 396 PDF (3225 K)
Distribution of the Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) in Austria 1990-1998 Jutta Jahrl 153
Slovakian Project on Otters- a Basis for an Action Plan for the Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) in Slovakia Ján Kadlečík, Peter Urban 157
Tracks and Other Signs of the Hairy-nosed Otter (Lutra sumatrana) Budsabong Kanchanasaka 160
Habitat Suitability and Apparent Density of the Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) in Saxony (Germany) Reinhard Klenke 167
Are there Seasonal Bottlenecks in Food Resources for Otters Feeding on Artificial Fish Ponds in the Czech Republic? Michael Knollseisen, Andreas Kranz 172
Surgical Intraperitoneal Implantation – a Practicable Method to fit Eurasian Otters with Radios Transmitters Christian König, Uschi König 176
Fish ponds in Central Europe - a rich but risky habitat for otters Andreas Kranz, Ales Toman, Michael Knollseisen, Vasek Prasek 181
Legal aspects of otter conservation in the Czech Republic Marcela Kucerova 187
Influence of Habitat Quality Factors on Otter (Lutra lutra L.) Distribution in Brittany, NW France - a Statistical Approach for Assessing Recolonization Probabilities Lionel Lafontaine, E. Fortumeau, S. Mainsant 191
Investigation of the Fish Diet of Otters (Lutra lutra) from an Economic Aspect at a Fish Pond in Hungary József Lanszki, Sándor Körmendi, Csaba Hancz 198
Effects of Habitat Changes on the otters’ Habitat using Trophic Niche Breadth and Relative Abundance at an Eutrophic Fish Pond József Lanszki, Sándor Körmendi, Csaba Hancz 205
Distemper in Free-living European Otters (Lutra lutra) in Austria Gerhard Loupal, Herbert Weissenböck, Michaela Bodner, Christian Stotter 211
A Proposed Action Plan for the Conservation of the Southern River Otter (Lutra provocax) in Freshwater Habitat in Chile Gonzalo Medina-Vogel 214
The Status of Otters in Latin America - Eight years after the Otter Action Plan Gonzalo Medina-Vogel 219
Group Structure, Seasonal Variation and Behaviour of Lutra perspicillata at two Different Ecozones Vangala Nagulu, Vaidyula Vasudeva Rao, Chelmala Srinivasulu, Deeti
Habitat use by Lutra perspicillata at Coringa and Hampi, two Ecological Different Otter Habitats in India Vangala Nagulu, Vaidyula Vasudeva Rao, Chelmala Srinivasulu, Deeti
The Status of Otters in Africa – an Assessment Jan A.J. Nel, Michael J. Somers 258
Cranial and Dental Anomalies in the North American River Otter: a Comparison of a Northern and Southern Population Paul J. Polechla Jr., Tauni Rodgers, Todd R. Meineck 267
Continental Report on the Situation of the North American River Otter Paul J. Polechla Jr., Sheila Sykes 271
Husbandry and Captive Breeding of Otters (Lutrinae) in North and Latin America: a Synopsis of Current Progress Janice Reed-Smith, Paul J. Polechla, Jr 276
The Otter (Lutra lutra) in Europe - Recent Developments and Future Needs Claus Reuther 282
Reintroduction of the Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) in Northeast Spain Deli Saavedra, Jordi Sargatal 292
Distribution and Food Habits of the Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) in South Korea Hiroshi Sasaki, Motokazu Ando, Han Sung-Yong, Min Byung-Yoon, Son Sung-Won 297
Habitat Requirements of Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) in Peru Christof Schenck, Elke Staib 302
River Otter Reintroduction – the Pennsylvannia Approach Thomas L. Serfass, Robert P. Brooks 308
Behavioral Development of Otters (Lutra canadensis) in a Marine Coastal Habitat J. Scott Shannon 312
Generational Change in Affiliation Patterns in a Society of Marine Coastal Otters (Lutra canadensis). J. Scott Shannon 316
Intrafamilial Killings in a Marine Coastal Population of Otters (Lutra canadensis) J. Scott Shannon, Sara L. Moore 320
Friends of the Otters Japan Tatsuo Shinohara 324
Factors Allowing High Density of Otters in Eastern Europe Vadim E. Sidorovich, Michael M. Pikulik 326
The Status of Otters in the Asian Region Padma K. de Silva 334
The Diet of the Neotropical Otter (Lutra longicaudis) in Costa Rica Romeo M. Spinola, Christopher Vaughan 341
Testing a Method to Monitor the Otter (Lutra lutra) Population in Finland – a Pilot Study Based on Snow Tracking Bo J-G. Storrank, Risto T. Sulkava, Ulla-Maija Liukko 346
Historical Reproductive and Rearing Success of Giant Otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) in Zoos Sheila Sykes 351
Otter Distribution in Portugal Anabela Trindade, N. Farinha 356
Status and Reproductive Features of Otter (Lutra lutra L.) in the North-west of Russia. Igor L. Tumanov 361
Distribution and Conservation Status of the Neotropical Otter (Lutra longicaudis) and the Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) in Ecuador Victor Utrearas, Ignacio Araya 365

Preliminary Study on the Diet of the Neotropical Otter Lutra longicaudis in the Tiputini Park, Ecuadorian Amazonia
Víctor Utreras, Miguel Rodriguez, Ignacio Araya 370
Preliminary Data on Parasites of European Otter (Lutra lutra) in Latvia Kârlis Vismanis, Jânis Ozolins 374
Status of the Neotropical River Otter (Lontra longicaudis) in Brazil Helen Francine Waldemarin, Elton Pinto Colares, Cristiane Albuquerque,
Claudio Blacher
Urolithiasis in European Otters (Lutra lutra) from Denmark Heike Weber, Hans Henrik Dietz, Aksel Bo Madsen, Albrecht Hesse,
Hans-Jürgen Steffes, Stephan Steinlechner
Economic Aspects of Otter (Lutra lutra) Predation on Fish Production
in Southern Poland
Lidia Wiśniowska, Małgorzata Mordarska-Duda 387
Recommendations and Results VII. International Otter Colloquium (IOC) - Trebon/Czech Republic, March 14 - 20, 1998   391

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