The Otter Specialist Group (OSG) was founded in 1974 and is part of World Conservation (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC). The aims of the Group, as set out by IUCN, are to:
- Provide leadership for the conservation of all otter species (Lutrinae).
- Determine and review on a continuing basis the status and needs of otters, and promote the implementation of necessary research, conservation and management programmes by appropriate organisations and governments.
Make known the status and conservation needs of otters, and promote the wise management of otter species.
TRAFFIC Report on the Illegal Otter Trade: an Analysis of Siezures in selected
Asian Countries (1980-2015).
OSG Tropical Asian Otter Conservation Manifesto (PDF 423 KB)