The International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) was inspired by observing otters in their natural habitat.
Because the otter lives, feeds and plays on land and in the water and is at the peak of the food chain it is an ambassador species to a first class environment. IOSF was set up to protect and help the 13 species of otter worldwide through a combination of compassion and science. We support projects to protect otters, which will also ensure that we have a healthy environment for all species, including our own.
IOSF works closely with other organisations to protect otters in the wild and in captivity. In particular we are concerned with the high level of wildlife crime involving otters and we are members and partners of Coalition Against Wildlife Trafficking (CAWT), Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW UK), Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime in Scotland (PAWS), Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Wildleaks.