Eurasian Otters in Scotland, Spotted-necked Otters in Africa, and River Otters in North America: Cultural and Institutional Differences and Commonalities in these Species Serving as Ambassadors for Aquatic Conservation


Worldwide thirteen species of otters respectively define a variety of ecological niches in aquatic habitats.  The role of otters as a top predator in aquatic ecosystems, widespread distribution, and the perception of them... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Thomas Serfass (Frostburg State University/IUCN Otter Specialist Group)
  2. Kelly Pearce (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Appalachian Lab)
  3. Kelsey Baird (Frostburg State University)

Topic Areas

Topics: Social-ecological systems as a framework for conservation management , Topics: Management of Human-Wildlife Conflicts: “Other” Species in Europe


M-B3 » Otters and Conservation Organized Session (13:15 - Monday, 17th September, Turmsaal)

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