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A new home for otters

by Rod Kebble The Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) was once common throughout Britain but its numbers declined after the 1950s due to the loss of habitat, water pollution and the use of pesticides containing chlorinated hydrocarbons. The UK’s Biodiversity Action Plan calls, among many other things, for the restoration of the otter to all the […]