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Otter arrives in Flevoland

Saturday 19 January 2013

An otter has been spotted in the Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve in Flevoland, the forestry commission said at the weekend.

The otter, recorded on film, is likely to be related to a group of otters released into the Weerribben nature reserve, some 10 years ago, the commission said in a press release. The reserve is around 55 km north east of the Oostvarderplassen.

‘This shows the ecological network works,’ the spokesman said. The ecological network (Ecologische Hoofdstructuur) is a system of green corridors connecting national parks and rural areas, to allow wildlife to spread.

Otters disappeared from the Netherlands some 50 years ago but are now being reintroduced in some areas. There are thought to be around 60 in the wild. 

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Is this now at risk of being shot, like wild boar and deer in this alleged nature reserve?

By del | 20 January 2013 1:46 PM

No del, the fact that Oostvaardersplassen is not in the province of Drenthe, and the fact that an otter is not a deer or a boar, might have given you a clue that this news has nothing to do with the proposed cull mentioned in the news item you are referring to.

By pepe | 21 January 2013 11:25 AM

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