Behavior of Asian Small-clawed otter

PROJECT OVERVIEW


Asian Small-clawed Otters (Aonyx cinereus) are the smallest otters in the world. They are classified as vulnerable to extinction on the IUCN Red List. They live in forest streams where there is fresh clean water. Their habitat needs make them susceptible to climate change impacts. There are very little information available on their behaviour and adaptation in the wild across the globe. This data deficiency handicaps correct conservation actions from being taken. This study will provide insights into their behaviour and adaptation capabilities. The results will form the base to take correct conservation actions.

CONSERVATION VALUE


Project findings are contributing to the understanding of behavior and adaptations of Asian Small-clawed Otter in the wild. We have made advances in understanding their capabilities to live in human dominates landscapes. As we dig deeper into their behavior, we better understand their conservation need. Accordingly we take correct conservation actions.

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