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Otters on the increase   - Friday, July 29, 2005

The number of otters in the UK is currently experiencing a small increase, especially in key areas such as the western isles of Scotland as well as Devon and Cornwall.  Likely causes for these increases are down to much improved conservation methods and awareness amongst the community, combined with declining fishing fleets as the lack of fish has forced many out of business or further offshore. 

Whilst this is good news, it is generally only in areas well away from busy roads that there are any number of otters, more populous areas will always struggle so long as cars continue to take their toll.

More otter information can be found here.