The Return of the Otter – tracking otter recovery in North East England

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Explore Otter ecology in a new short course with Dr Vivien Kent

Course tutor: Dr Vivien Kent

Course length: 1 session, Thursday evening, 6.00-7.15pm

Course structure: This is an online course held via Zoom. Please ensure you have the right system requirements for accessing Zoom before booking.

Course cost: £4.00 / £3.00 concession

The UK has just one species of native otter - the Eurasian Otter - which is now present in all major and many minor rivers in the North East. However, until recently this was not the case as in the 1970s they were on the verge of extinction in England.

In this short course, Dr Vivien Kent will outline their ecology and explain how they were brought back from the brink. Suitable for beginners and experts alike, this course will give members a broad overview of one of the North East's most iconic mammals.

Course attendees will receive a Zoom link ahead of the first session. If you are new to Zoom, you can find more information about using it at their website here.

N.B. You must be an NHSN member to attend this course. You will be asked to provide your NHSN membership number* when registering. Not a member? Learn more about NHSN membership.

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Photo: Otter © Chris Castling