Found an otter?
We rely on reports of otter carcasses by members of the public, organisations, the police and local authorities.
If you've found a dead otter, please contact the relevant organisation dependent on the location. You will be asked for the location of the otter and some other basic information.
|Location of otter||Telephone number||Organisation|
03708 506 506 (Ask for your nearest conservation or biodiversity officer)
|Wales||0300 065 3000 (Ask for your nearest conservation or biodiversity officer)||Natural Resources Wales|
|Scotland||01471 822 487||International Otter Survival Fund|
Other wildlife mortalities
You can report all wildlife road mortalities on Project Splatter. Other schemes collecting dead wildlife for research and monitoring are available on WILDCOMS.
As otters are a European Protected Species, it is necessary to hold a licence to possess dead otter specimens. Licences from Natural England, Natural Resources Wales and Scottish Natural Heritage cover those involved in collecting, temporarily storing or transporting otter specimens for Cardiff University Otter Project.
For further information, contact the Otter Project: