We want to protect otters so that future generations to come can enjoy one of the world’s most charming, elusive and enjoyable mammals. The IOSF aims to work with local communities throughout the world to educate, inform and encourage the protection and conservation of otters. Through a programme of research, the IOSF will become the world’s foremost authority on otter behaviour, habitat, persecution and conservation. We want people throughout the world to be as appalled by Otter persecution and hunting as we are towards Tiger and Rhino hunting. We would like to educate people to the benefits of Otters, what healthy populations mean for the environment and dispel myths that are causing Otters to be intentionally disturbed, persecuted and hunted.
The International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) is one of the world's leading otter charities. In the UK IOSF is the only charity solely dedicated to the conservation, protection and care of otters based on over 20 years of scientific research in the UK and around the world.
Otter numbers in the UK have increased slightly in recent years but the Eurasian otter is still classed as “Vulnerable” in the Red Data List.
Through education, research, influencing policy and partner working the IOSF is making progress but there is still much to be done here in the UK and other countries where otters are at risk.
Your support is greatly appreciated and the donations you make help secure a better future for otters in the UK and around the world.