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Book review: Otters of the World by Paul and Grace Yoxon

Book review: Otters of the World by Paul and Grace Yoxon

Otters

Published by Whittles Publishing, Caithness

Having worked for over 20 years on otter conservation of all 13 species or otters, authors Paul and Grace Yoxon of the International Otter Survival Fund on the Isle of Skye, wished to share their experiences of these beautiful animals.

They’ve produced a lovely book with a large number of colour photos and packed with information about all species of otters and distribution maps for each species, making it a beautiful book for anyone with an interest in otters and their conservation and wildlife in general.

Most people will be familiar with the Asian small-clawed otters, often found in zoos, or the sea otter, well-known for lying on its back cracking open shells, but may not be aware that there are more fascinating species.

It is hoped the book will increase public support for the work of the IOSF (International Otter Survival Fund) and awareness of the terrible plight of otters which in many countries are on the verge of extinction.

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