The Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) is widely distributed in the north of the Iberian Peninsula, supposedly one of the best populations of Spain. Usually otters inhabit coastal and riverine habitats in this region, but in some cases they use man-made habitats. In the last three winters the seasonal use of old clay pits by otters has been studied in a locality from Galicia. The abundance of these artificial habitats could lead to a recolonization of Gandaras de Budiño and Ribeiras do Louro wetland, where the species disappeared in the last century.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IUCN Otter Specialist Group Bulletin|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
- lutra lutra
- clay pits
- seasonal use
- NW Spain