Otter Project

The Otter Project runs a long term environmental surveillance scheme, using otters found dead to investigate contaminants, disease, and population biology across the UK.

Otter body found on road

Found an otter?

Find out who you need to contact if you've found a dead otter.

Otter on a riverbank


We record observations, measurements and biological specimens that can be of great benefit to ecological research.

Map showing location of otters


Explore the interactive map of otter casualties received for post-mortem.

Two Eurasian otters in wood

Conservation and education

Otters are a charismatic species that can be used to drive conservation initiatives.

Otter Project volunteers

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Our Facebook page has photos from our events and information about getting involved by volunteering.