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British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

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Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

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Academic & Professional Books  Mammals  Insectivores to Ungulates  Carnivores  Weasels, Badgers, Otters & other Mustelids

Wild Otters: Predation and Populations

By: Hans Kruuk
304 pages, 67 b/w photos, 74 line illus
Wild Otters: Predation and Populations
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  • Wild Otters: Predation and Populations ISBN: 9780198540700 Hardback Feb 1995 Out of stock: Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
Price: £115.00
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Important monograph on the wild otter Lutra lutra, from the author of The Social Badger. Based on direct observations of otters in Scotland, the text provides comprehensive descriptions of the populations and behaviour of this species. Chapters cover food and foraging strategies, ecological information on the otter's main prey fish, problems of energetics and thermo-insulation, population structure, mortality and reproduction, and the impact of humans. The author also draws comparisons with other otter and carnivore species.


Introduction; 1. Spatial organization, holts, and habitat; 2. Social behaviour; 3. Diet; 4. Fish as prey: numbers, behaviour, and availability; 5. Otters fishing: hunting behaviour and strategies; 6. Thermo-insulation of otters in the sea and freshwater; 7. Populations, survival, and mortality; 8. Synthesis: some generalizations and speculations; 9. Otters, man, and conservation; References; Index

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By: Hans Kruuk
304 pages, 67 b/w photos, 74 line illus
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