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Record number 506762
Title Otter : Lutra lutra
Author(s) Lammertsma, D.R.; Niewold, F.J.J.
Source In: Atlas van de Nederlandse zoogdieren Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Natuur van Nederland 12) - ISBN 9789050115346 - p. 247 - 250.
Department(s) Alterra - Animal ecology
Publication type Chapter in book aimed at a professional audience
Publication year 2016
Abstract The last traces of indigenous Dutch otters were recorded in Friesland in 1992. Sarting in 2002, reintrodction programmes were launched in Overijssel en Friesland using otters from Central and Eastern Europe. Since then, the otter has continued to expand its range in the north of the Netherlands. It has also spread locally to the centre of the country. Otters inhabit a range of aquatic environments. Dense cover in raparian zones is required to provide safe shelter for females and juveniles. Road traffic is a major mortality cause.
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