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The Otter and Its Conservation in the River Teme Catchment

S. M. Macdonald, C. F. Mason and I. S. Coghill
Journal of Applied Ecology
Vol. 15, No. 2 (Aug., 1978), pp. 373-384
DOI: 10.2307/2402597
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2402597
Page Count: 12
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The Otter and Its Conservation in the River Teme Catchment
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Abstract

(1) The distribution of otters and factors affecting it were studied along 130 km of the River Teme and 213 km of its tributaries in western England and eastern Wales during 1977. (2) Five or six resident territories were located, very much below the potential carrying capacity of the habitat. The areas supporting otters had relatively more bankside vegetation, a greater density of trees, and more potential lying-up sites and holts for which ash and sycamore trees appeared particularly important. Disturbance, notably by anglers, is probably significant where cover is sparse. (3) A positive conservation policy, involving the reversal of current management procedures, is outlined.

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