Why care about Otters?
Otter are animals known by few and studied by handful
Otters are the keystone species of the riverine ecosystem
Being the only semi-aquatic mammals found in India; otters play a unique role in maintaining ecological balance
Goa is home to two species of otters namely Smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) and Asian Small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus).
Both these species are listed as Vulnerable to extinction by the IUCN Red List.
Create long lasting conservation impact which will benefit both wildlife and people living in the landscape
Address the conservation needs of otters at grassroots level in Goa
1. Monitor otter populations in Goa; study their behavior and adaptations
2. Build otter conservation capacity among the local stakeholders
3. Restore otter habitats; prevent further degradation
An insight into our work
Buffer area of Bhagvan Mahavir National Park and Mollem National Park.