The Virtues and Liabilities of Using Otters as Flagships for Aquatic Conservation


A “flagship” is defined as a species that possesses charismatic qualities that can promote conservation awareness and facilitate conservation action. Flagship species are likened to wildlife icons, specifically within the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Thomas Serfass (Frostburg State University/IUCN Otter Specialist Group)
  2. Nicole Duplaix (Chair, IUCN Otter Specialist Group/Oregon State University)
  3. Kelly Pearce (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Appalachian Lab)
  4. Andreas Kranz (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)
  5. et al. (Collaboration)

Topic Area

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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