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About us

We are a national scheme collecting otters found dead in England, Scotland and Wales for post-mortem examination.

The original focus of the project was contaminant analysis, but we now use the archive of specimens and data to conduct a wide range of research. We collaborate with other universities and organisations. Most otters we receive are killed in road traffic accidents. Our data has also been used to guide mitigation on roads, reducing the number of future casualties.

Our funders

We are grateful to have received funding from organisations including: