Smooth-coated Otters

Conservation Status Survey of Smooth-coated Otters in the Krishna River Delta

The project aims at establishing the distribution of natural populations of smooth coated otter family in the project site along with assessment of various anthropogenic threats. The project intends to collect qualitative data on the conservation status of the species that could be used to analyse and develop species conservation programs involving the local communities. By creating awareness among locals and general public, we plan to highlight the conservation significance of otters as a flagship species for ecological and socioeconomic benefits and therefore, secure a long-term future for the wildlife of the area.