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International Otter Survival Fund looking to fund otter-themed events for World Otter Day in May

By Lewis McBlane

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A CHARITY wants otter lovers to host themed events.

The International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) are putting £100 towards events to mark World Otter Day on May 26.

The Skye-based charity will give the money to the three proposals which best promote otters and ways to protect them.

The charity says: "Otter lovers across the world use this day to showcase what is great about them, celebrate their favourite or local species and raise awareness of what is causing them to be threatened, such as pollution and illegal trade.

"World Otter Day is just four months away and it is time to start planning celebrations for the day."

The IOSF is also looking for help with its "cubs in care" programme, which looks after vulnerable young otters.

Every year the charity treats between 12 and 14 otters at its Skye hospital. The biggest expense is – unsurprisingly ­– fish.

Even if your otter party does not receive funding, you can look forward to having it added to a World Otter Day events map on the IOSF website.

Events are planned in over 20 countries World Otter Day 2022.

The IOSF website has resources for planning your event and great otter information.

To submit your proposal, complete and submitted the application form and email ben@otter.org to confirm your application.

Nominations will close on Friday, March 25 and the winners will be announced the following week.

Email ben@otter.org with any questions. Application forms for the World Otter Day event grants can be found here.

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