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Wildlife group to share good news on return of otters

PUBLISHED: 14:01 21 January 2018

The return of otters has delighted wildlife enthusiasts.

The return of otters has delighted wildlife enthusiasts.

Tony Moulin

Years of work by volunteers protecting otters and welcoming them back to parts of North Somerset will be the subject of a talk next week.

Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group’s (YACWAG) otter group was launched six years ago and an update on its success will be discussed.

Gill Brown, founder of YACWAG’s otter group and one of the original patch reporters for BBC Wildlife magazine, will share the good news about the return of the animals to the area and talk about her experiences of otter surveying.

While the group focuses on protection, it also collects dead otters from North Somerset on behalf of the Environment Agency for research at the University of Cardiff.

An update on the findings will be given by Gill at the meeting on Thursday.

The talk will start at 7.30pm at The Old School Rooms, in Station Road, in Congresbury.

There will be no entry fee.

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