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Intraspecific aggression, cannibalism and suspected infanticide in Otters

By - V R Simpson, K E Coxon

Although the Eurasian Otter Lutra lutra is afforded special protection under the Widllife and Countryside Act (1981), and is defined as globally threatened in the Government's Biodiversity Action Plan, we know remarkably little about the diseases and causes of mortality affecting this species. With the support of the Environment Agency, the first author has been carrying out detailed post-mortem examinations of Otters found dead in south-west England since December 1988.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist