News

  • Updated Online Shop

    We’ve just updated our online shop.


  • World Otter Day 2022

    World Otter Day 2022 on the 25th of May. It’s a day to help raise awareness of the dangers these wonderful creatures face and educate people on how to help protect their natural habitats.


  • New Ambassador!

    We are very pleased to announce that Aneeshwar Kunchala has accepted our invitation to join us as an Ambassador for otters!


  • Rescued otter released back into the wild!

    Rescued otter released back into the wild!


  • Steve & Amy Rummer

    On Thursday we saw two very strong, inspirational people join us, Steve & Amy Rummer.


  • The Big Green Hike

    We are so happy to be partnering with The Big Green Hike. 🚶‍♀️ A great way to get up and out into nature and support otters. 🦦


  • New book supporting UKWOT

    A keen supporter of the Trust, Fiona Cameron, is kindly donating a portion of proceeds from her new book to us.


  • Volunteer Vacancy

    We are looking for a new volunteer for our online shop.


  • The Rummers Placement Scheme

    We are pleased to announce our new placements for those individuals that are interested in furthering their knowledge and gaining hands on experiences with the Eurasian otter.


  • 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 […]


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