Studying otters in Sheffield and the Peak District

Otter mother and cub. Photo credit: Josh Jaggard
Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra). Photo credit: Josh Jaggard


Our otter research is focused on three themes: 

  1. A DNA-based survey of Sheffield's otters
  2. Otter connectivity in the Peak District
  3. Otter diet in the Peak District surrounding Sheffield

Make a donation

We are appealing for support, to continue to monitor our local otters, please visit our fundraising webpage for more information, or contact Dr Deborah Dawson (

Thankyou to all our volunteers and those who have supported our fundraising!

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