Recording Irish Otters- Become an Otter Spotter!
Have you found signs of the elusive Eurasian Otter in a river, lake, or coastal area? Upload the details of your sighting here. Become a Citizen Scientist and help us map the distribution of otters in your area.
Otters are a protected species under the European Habitats Directive. Information on their distribution is vital to informing effective conservation efforts and protective policy.
Your records will contribute to National Otter Survey efforts and data be supplied to the National Biodiversity Data Centre https://biodiversityireland.ie/
Additional information on river barriers and human disturbance will help us understand how otter activity is related to these factors. We are also recording the presence of American Mink.
For more information on how to recognise otter sign please contact email@example.com
IMPETUS is supporting our project. IMPETUS is funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 101058677. Views and opinions expressed are, however, those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency (REA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.
You can see the results at Otter Surveys Results