We are also able to advise on any Otters that you find injured but alive, or abandoned –
please call the UK Wild Otter Trust on 01769 540560 or 07866 462820 to seek help and advice on the next steps.
Our email is email@example.com The UK Wild Otter Trust are also able to collect & store Otter casualties in our freezer facilities should you not be able to do this before arranging for onward transportation to Cardiff.
Otters found dead in England, Wales & Scotland may be transported to the Otter Project in Cardiff University for post mortem, by the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and the International Otter Survival Fund respectively. These agencies should be contacted immediately if a wild Otter casualty is found, to enable a speedy arrangement of transport for post mortem.
Post mortems are not currently carried out on Otters found dead in Northern Ireland on a routine basis but all mammal sightings found dead can be reported to the NI National Biological Recording Centre, known as CEDaR – www.2.habitas.org.uk/records
All wildlife casualties across the UK may also be reported to project splatter www.projectsplatter.co.uk
Should you be unfortunate enough to find a dead Otter, then its very important that it is collected and sent to Cardiff University for post mortem examination as this provides us with a valuable insight into health and biology. Otters are able to travel long distances in one night and cross roads where rivers divert under roads and RTA’s can have a significantly detrimental impact on the Otter populations in the UK.
WHAT IF YOU FIND A DEAD OTTER
If you find an Otter body (no matter what condition it is in) you need to call the Environment Agency for your area in the first instance and we advise that the information you record needs to be as per guidelines below:
Please provide the grid reference of location found by using this link http://gridreferencefinder.com if you are unable to do this, please let us know and we will help you – date & time found – your name, address & contact details and then use the telephone numbers below.To report sightings or casualties in Northern Ireland
please visit www.2.habitas.org.uk
The Environment Agency will arrange the collection from you.
CALL 03708 506506
The Natural Resources Wales will arrange collection from you.
CALL 0800 807060
The IOSF will arrange the collection from you.
CALL 01471 822487
FOR ENGLAND THE CONTACTS ARE:
FOR SCOTLAND THE CONTACTS ARE: