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A survey for otters in Israel

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 April 2009

S. M. Macdonald
Affiliation:
Department of Biology, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ, U.K.
C. F. Mason
Affiliation:
Department of Biology, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ, U.K.
B. Shalmon
Affiliation:
Israel Mammal Information Centre, Field School, POB 204, Eilat, Israel.
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The results of a field survey for otters in Israel suggest that the species is close to extinction in the coastal plain, where many rivers are grossly polluted. Signs of the animal were found throughout the Jordan catchment, but, because the total area occupied is very small, even this population seems vulnerable.

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Oryx , Volume 20 , Issue 4 , October 1986 , pp. 233 - 236
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Copyright © Fauna and Flora International 1986

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