Adopt an otter

Image: Elliot Kneep

Wildlife Trusts are working hard in maintaining and improving wetland habitats for the otter to thrive in. Adopt an otter with a local Trust and help support this work.

Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Price: £20
What you'll receive: Welcome letter, thank you certificate, 4-page colour factfile, postcard, exclusive car sticker, cuddly toy or book, stickers and extra fun things for youngsters!All presented in a box, so it's easy to wrap!
Additional: Lost from the wild within Cheshire countryside in the early 1900s, around 80 years later during the 1990s Cheshire Wildlife Trust began helping to bring back the dormouse, thanks to a ground-breaking reintroduction scheme. Today, we look after almost 200 nestboxes in a south Cheshire woodland home to this iconic species, and are working with our partners on one of the most innovative ongoing dormouse monitoring schemes in the country.
Contact: Call 01948 8208728 

Devon Wildlife Trust

Price: £20
What you'll receive: A welcome letter, a fluffy toy, a factsheet about the species and an adoption certificate. If the adoption is for a child they will receive a fun activity book and colouring pencil set, in addition to the above.
Additional: 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.
Contact: Call 01392 279244

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Price: £20 including postage and packing within the UK
What you'll 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.
Contact: Call 01452 383333


Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Price: £20
What you'll receive: Personalised certificate, beautifully illustrated factsheet
wooden NWT keyring, information about the work of Norfolk Wildlife Trust and visiting their reserves.
Contact: Call 01603 625540

Surrey Wildlife Trust

Price: £20
What you'll 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.
Additional: 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.
Contact: Call 01483 795442 

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Price: £25 including postage
What you'll receive: Adoption packs for both adults and children are available and include an adoption certificate, soft toy, pin badge, factsheet and more. Each species has its own story for you to follow, the first part of which is included in the adoption pack with two further updates sent later in the year.
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.
Contact: Call 024 7630 2912

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Price:£20 including postage and packing within the UK
What you'll 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.
Additional: Help us monitor and protect otter populations on our own nature reserves and across the county. Otters have successfully returned to our county's waterways following an absence of over 30 years Loss of wetland habitats and road casualties still hinder their recovery. Otters have been sighted at our wetland restorations at Hill Court Farm and Gwen Finch nature reserves.
Contact: Call 01905 754919