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Angola
Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Congo Clawless Otter, Spotted Necked Otter 
Status  no recent information 
Threats Otters are killed, but to what degree it is unknown 
 

Benin 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted Necked Otter 
Status  protected in national parks 
Threats no threats 
 

Botswana 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  Fully Protected 
Threats no major threats 
 

Burkina Faso 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  Protected in national parks 
Threats human expansion, overhunting 
 

Burundi 

Otters  Congo Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  unprotected 
Threats no recent information 
 

Cameroon 

Otters  Congo Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  no recent information 
Threats no recent information 
 

Central African Republic 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Congo Clawless Otter, Spotted Necked Otter 
Status  fully protected 
Threats No major threats 
 

Chad 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  outside parks protected (not found in parks) 
Threats low food, hunting 
 

Congo 

Otters  Congo Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats no serious threats 
 

Equatorial Guinea

Otters  Congo Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  no recent information 
Threats no recent information 
 

Ethiopia 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  mostly protected 
Threats  
 

Gabon 

Otters  Congo Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  protected in conservation areas 
Threats no serious threats 
 

Gambia 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter 
Status  no recent information 
Threats no recent information 
 

Ghana 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted Necked Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats pushed out of home 
 

Guinea 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter 
Status  special authority is needed to hunt them. 
Threats mismanagement of natural resources, illegally killed for meat 
 

Guinea-Bissau 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter 
Status  Unprotected 
Threats no protected areas, traditional hunting 
 

Ivory Coast 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats increasing human population, loss of habitat 
 

Kenya 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, spotted-Necked Otters 
Status  fully protected 
Threats increasing human population 
 

Lesotho 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats increased human population 
 

Malawi 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  Fully Protected 
Threats increase in human population, expansion 
 

Mali 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  no recent information 
Threats no recent information 
 

Morocco 

Otters  Eurasian Otter 
Status  no recent information 
Threats dams, pollution 
 

Mozambique 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  protected in reserves, hunting outside reserves is controlled by legislation 
Threats killed for meat, killed for skins, lack of law enforcement 
 

Namibia 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats too little information 
 

Niger 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  total protection is afforded 
Threats habitat destruction 
 

Nigeria 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Congo Clawless Otter, Spotted Necked Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats increasing human population, poisons 
 

Rwanda 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Congo Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  protected in two national parks 
Threats loss of habitat 
 

Senegal 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats no major threats 
 

Sierra Leone 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  human population increase, increased human activity 
Threats  
 

South Africa 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  protected, skins may not be sold 
Threats increased human population 
 

Sudan 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats no major threats 
 

Swaziland 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats pollution, illegal killing, increased human population 
 

Tanzania 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted Necked Otter 
Status  protected in parks. may not be hunted outside parks without a permit. 
Threats increased human population 
 

Togo 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted Necked Otter 
Status  fully and strictly protected 
Threats dense human population, insecticides 
 

Tunisia 

Otters  Eurasian Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats dams, increased irrigation 
 

Uganda 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Congo Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  protected in three national parks 
Threats dense human population 
 

Zaire 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Congo Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  protected in national parks, permit is needed to hunt elsewhere 
Threats more information is needed 
 

Zambia 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  protected in eight national parks 
Threats no major threats 
 

Zimbabwe 

Otters  Cape Clawless Otter, Spotted-Necked Otter 
Status  protected in national parks 
Threats no major threats 
 

Source: Otters: An Action Plan for their Conservation; IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group; published 1990


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