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Out of the 13 species of otters worldwide, Hong Kong is home to one species of otter, the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra). Eurasian otters are mainly nocturnal and their mysterious activities during nighttime make it difficult to track their presence. Rampant human development and activities in wetlands might have threatened the life and habitats of these special residents. The fact that Eurasian otters inhabit Deep Bay in Hong Kong is rarely known to the public. Rapid development and construction across Deep Bay wetlands might have interfered with the ecology of Eurasian otters. Gradually, the quantity of this special species would diminish.

Therefore, we need your detective and scientific mind to help investigate and identify otter distribution by consistently looking for evidence like otters’ spraints, footprints, etc. We also need your inventive mind and nature-loving heart to help raise the public consciousness of otters by developing a series of awareness raising actions!

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OTTER CITIZEN SCIENTISTS

For this action, participants will work at Mai Po Nature Reserve to conduct regular monitoring of one of its special residents, otters. 

 

What you can get from this action:

  • Investigate mammal distribution in Mai Po Nature Reserve and surrounding areas

  • Gain more knowledge on local mammals, and mammal surveying skills and techniques,  particularly Eurasian Otters, and learn the importance of Mai Po wetland

  • Be a conservationist!

  • Get involved in local conservation and environmental innovation work Meet friends with similar interests


 
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​​OTTER EDUCATION DESIGN TEAM

Let’s get designing! For this action, we offer a diversity of knowledge and skills for you to discover, ideate and develop your own otter awareness raising actions with a group of like-minded people.


What you can get from this action:

  • Gain more knowledge and spread awareness on Hong Kong otters and the importance of Mai Po wetland

  • Ride on World Otter Day (last wednesday in May) to raise public awareness

  • Be a conservationist!

  • Get personally involved in local conservation and environmental innovation work Meet friends with similar interests



  Register Now!