Eurasian otters are endangered in Hong Kong after decades of hunting and habitat loss. Photo: UK Wild Otter Trust Eurasian otters are endangered in Hong Kong after decades of hunting and habitat loss. Photo: UK Wild Otter Trust
Eurasian otters are endangered in Hong Kong after decades of hunting and habitat loss. Photo: UK Wild Otter Trust

On the scent of otters in Hong Kong – secretive, nocturnal carnivores that are holding out in fish ponds

  • Hong Kong’s otter population has declined over the past decades because of hunting and loss of habitat; they cling on in fish ponds near the Chinese border
  • Conservationists trying to gauge their numbers have to rely on examining droppings for DNA; a farmer who 50 years ago saw otters often hasn’t seen one in years

Topic |   Animals
Eurasian otters are endangered in Hong Kong after decades of hunting and habitat loss. Photo: UK Wild Otter Trust Eurasian otters are endangered in Hong Kong after decades of hunting and habitat loss. Photo: UK Wild Otter Trust
Eurasian otters are endangered in Hong Kong after decades of hunting and habitat loss. Photo: UK Wild Otter Trust
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