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The Eurasian Otter is nominally protected by legislation in most of Southeast Asia © IUCN-Otter Specialist Group

Illegal otter trade in SouthEast Asia

The Eurasian Otter is nominally protected by legislation in most of Southeast Asia © IUCN-Otter Specialist Group

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Published 8th June 2018

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Southeast Asia's appetite for pet otters supplied online

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7th June 2018—The online pet trade has emerged as a pressing threat to otters in Southeast Asia with a new TRAFFIC-IUCN Otter Specialist Group (OSG) study revealing hundreds of the animals for sale on Facebook and other websites over a four-month period.  

Illegal otter trade in Southeast Asia

Report author(s):
L. Gomez., and J. Bouhuys

Publication date:
June 2018