Decline and recovery of the otter in Europe. Lessons learned and future challenges

Anna Loy, Nicole Duplaix


A first step toward a common view and a shared strategy for the conservatin of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) was discussed in the international meeting organized by the Gran Paradiso National Park at Valsavaranche on 10–12 October, 2018, that was attended by public administrations, IUCN and NGOs representatives from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland.
The meeting ended on a shared road map towards a common conservation strategy for the otter and for joined efforts to get a financial support for its implementation. Moreover, participants of the meeting agreed on a ‘IUCN Otter in the Alps Manifesto’, which is reported in the Appendix.

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