Adopt an otter

Otter at the riverbankOtter (credit Wildstock)

Devon

Trust: Devon Wildlife Trust
Price: £20
What you receive: A welcome letter, a fluffy toy, a factsheet about the species and a postcard of the species. If the adoption is for a child they will receive an adoption certificate, plus a fun activity book and colouring pencil set, in addition to the above. Devon remained a haven for otters during the 1960s population crash caused by water pollution and habitat loss. Today, threats come from development and unsympathetic management of riversides. Through our work, we will help otters return to the whole network of waterways. By adopting an otter today, you will help us safeguard their future in Devon.
More Info: Call 01392 279244 or visit http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/adopt-a-species/

Nottinghamshire

Trust: Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Price: £20
What you receive: Card with photo of species, adoption certificate, factsheet, fun 'pop-up' of your chosen species to make and colouring sheets if the adoption is for a child. For the otter, a soft toy is also included. The money raised by your adoption will go towards the costs of carrying out conservation work on our nature reserves as well as education and advice to landowners and the public, directly contributing to the survival of these species so that populations can continue to grow.
More information on adoptions: 0115 958 8242 Visit: www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

Gloucestershire

Trust: Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Price: £20 including postage and packing within the UK
What you receive: A photograph of an otter, adoption certificate, otter factsheet, window sticker, a fun 'pop-up' of your chosen species to make and colouring sheets if the adoption is for a child.
More information: 01452 383333
Visit: http://www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/node/3096

Worcestershire

Trust: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Price:£20 including postage and packing within the UK
What you receive: A photograph of an otter, adoption certificate, otter fact sheet, a fun 'pop-up' of your chosen species to make and colouring sheets if the adoption is for a child.
More information: 01905 754919
www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk

Warwickshire

Trust: Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Price: £30.00 including postage
What you receive: A factsheet about the species, adoption certificate and a fun pop-up species to cut out and put together
Additional: Even as recently as 8 years ago, the otter was facing extinction in Warwickshire. Today this decline is reversing due to the efforts of the Trust and partners in maintaining and improving wetland habitats, speaking out against threats from development and creating river corridors suitable for otters. Recently, otter have been sighted at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve and in the Tame Valley, however we still have a long way to go to safeguard this charismatic mammal.
More information: 024 7630 2912
Visit: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Norfolk

Trust: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Price: £20
What you receive: personalised certificate, beautifully illustrated factsheet, wooden NWT keyring, information about the work of Norfolk Wildlife Trust and visiting our reserves
Visit: http://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/shop/Products/Sponsor-a-species/W...

Surrey

Trust: Surrey Wildlife Trust

European otters are considered to be “Near Threatened” which means that although their range is increasing, particularly in Britain, the population is still fragile. Numbers could easily collapse as they did in the past mainly through hunting, the use of industrial and agricultural pesticides and habitat destruction. By adopting an otter with Surrey Wildlife Trust you will be contributing to our vital conservation work and helping to protect this charismatic animal. Every adoption will help to provide funds for our Otters and Rivers Project Officer to carry out improvements to riverbanks, build artificial otter homes for otters to rest and breed in and to work with landowners to improve the river corridors so that otters can move around the county more easily.
What you receive: A personalised adoption certificate, otter fact sheet, FSC Guide to British Land Mammals, an otter soft toy, photograph, sticker and badge. Plus two newsletters a year to let you know how your support is helping Surrey’s otters.
Price: £20
More information: Call 01483 795442 or visit http://www.surreywildlifetrust.org/adopt/otter