Estrada Ecology consultants are experienced in all aspects of surveying for the species along with designing and implementing mitigation projects.
The otter is a European Protected Species and is fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and Habitat Regulations 1994. It is an offence to kill, injure or take an otter from the wild without a licence: to knowingly damage or obstruct a holt; or disturb an otter in its resting place.
Otters inhabit undisturbed waters where there is plenty of cover, mostly by freshwater lakes, rivers and quiet small streams as well as some coasts. Otters are extremely prone to disturbance and are therefore largely nocturnal.