United Kingdom: River clean-up brings otters back from brink of extinction

Guardian: Otters in Britain, which only 30 years ago were thought to be on the brink of extinction, have made a remarkable comeback and are now to be found almost everywhere, according to a report published today by the Environment Agency. In the 1970s, the animal had retreated to Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the far south-west of England, but the report says they are now present everywhere except Kent – and they are expected to return to rivers there too within a decade. The ......

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