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Otters

Captive European Otter (Lutra lutra) Highland Wildlife Park. ©Lorne Gill/SNH.For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

About otters

Learn more about this charismatic and intelligent species.

Captive european otter. ©Lorne Gill/SNH.For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Otters and the law

Find out how the law protects otters and whether you need a licence for what you plan to do

The dual carriageway and the Friarton bridge over the River Tay at Perth. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Assessing the impacts of development

Find out how developments may affect otters and what you need to do to establish if otters are present on site

Blocked drainage ditches at Blawhorn Moss NNR. ©Lorne Gill/SNH.  For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Mitigation

Find out what you can do to avoid harming otters living on or around a development site

Otter cubs.  ©Catherine Clark/SNH.For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Best practice

Learn about how best to accommodate the needs of otters into developments

European otter. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

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