If you would like to help , please donate to our otter conservation project. For donations of HK$150 or more*, we will send you a beautifully illustrated 2024 calendar in appreciation. Each month, you will learn something new about otters.
* Each transaction will be entitled for one calendar only.
The calendar is printed on recycled paper; the wooden stand is reusable as a photo stand or for future calendars.
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Do you know that otters are native to Hong Kong and were once widespread over much of Hong Kong?
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden has been conducting the largest scale field survey in Hong Kong in search of this adorable but critically endangered animal. With little existing information at hand, our team has deployed more than 100 camera traps in the wild and interviewed more than 700 local villagers/fishers so far, trying to piece together otters’ distribution in the past, where they are now and what is affecting their survival.
Based on the data collected so far, otters were once widely distributed in Hong Kong including Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island and the New Territories. But the population has plummeted in the past 60 years, and only a small population remains in the Deep Bay area today. The size of the population, and why they appeared in certain locations but not others are still a mystery. Understanding their distribution, population and major threats is crucial to developing effective conservation actions to save this animal from extinction.