Author: Nicky

Announcing the 2021 UKWOT Photography Competition

Exciting news: in the lead up to World Otter Day on 26 May, we’re launching the 2021 UKWOT photography competition! If you love otters and fancy trying to capture one of these beautiful animals on camera, we’d love you to enter. We have a range of different categories to suit everyone, excellent expert judges on […]

Young Ambassador’s Pack

All of the material comprising the UKWOT Young Ambassador’s pack can be downloaded individually by clicking the links below: Footprint Information sheet Happy/Sad otter poster Word search Spraint fact sheet Otter quiz Otter mask Get thinking! Get creative! Maze puzzle Otters of the world front page Information sheet Dot to dot Otter with umbrella graphic […]

Winners of our 2018 photography competition

Throughout January, we encouraged budding photographers and otter enthusiasts to enter our 2018 photography competition, which ran until 1st February. The beautiful image below, taken by Jeff Chard on the River Usk, was the worthy winner. Congratulations also go to Ian Humphreys, whose entry (below) won second place. Thank you to everyone who participated. We received some […]

The story so far

By UKWOT Founder & Chair Dave Webb When I established the UK Wild Otter Trust, I never dreamed that it would grow as rapidly it has. In a mere 18 months we’ve seen massive changes across the organisation—in what we do, how we do it, and, crucially, why we do it at all. We began as a Facebook […]

Otter trapped by riverside litter in Dorset shakes free of cable tie ‘necklace’

We often get calls from the public when they stumble upon an orphaned or injured otter. Late last year we received a message from a man in Blandford, Dorset, who had spotted a local otter with what looked to be a cable tie around its neck. We immediately began monitoring the stricken animal; reliable locals watched and […]