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Afghanistan 

Otters  Eurasian Otter 
Status  no recent information 
Threats  no recent information 
 

Bangladesh 

Otters  Asian Small Clawed Otter, Smooth Otter, Eurasian Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats  habitat destruction, Otters killed for competition with the fisherman, hunted illegally for fur, pesticides. 
 

Bhutan 

Otters  Asian Small Clawed Otter, Eurasian Otter, Smooth Otter 
Status  no current information 
Threats  no current information 
 

Brunei 

Otters  Asian Small Clawed Otter, Smooth Otter, Hairy Nosed Otter 
Status  no current information 
Threats  no current information 
 

Burma 

Otters  Asian Small Clawed Otter, Eurasian Otter, Smooth Otter 
Status  no current information 
Threats  no current information 
 

Cambodia 

Otters  Asian Small Clawed Otter, Hairy nosed Otter, Eurasian Otter, Smooth Otter 
Status  no current information 
Threats  no current information 
 

Bhutan 

Otters  Asian Small-Clawed Otter, Eurasian Otter, Smooth Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats  Habitat alteration, hunted illegally for fur, hunted for their livers. 
 

Hong Kong 

Otters  NONE 
Status  protected 
Reasons for death  habitat disturbances, hunting for pelts and livers 
 

India 

Otters  Asian Small Clawed Otter, Smooth Otter, Eurasian Otter 
Status  mostly protected 
Threats Habitat destruction, Pollution, killed for pelts 
 

Indonesia 

Otters  Asian Small Clawed Otter, Smooth Otter, Eurasian Otter, hairy-nosed Otter 
Status  no legal protection 
Threats habitat destruction, pesticides 
 

Iran 

Otters  Eurasian Otter(?) 
Status  no recent information 
Threats no recent information 
 

Iraq 

Otters  Eurasian Otter(?), Smooth Otter(?) 
Status  no recent information 
Threats no recent information 
 

Israel 

Otters  Eurasian Otter 
Status  Protected 
Threats sewage, pesticides, mortality on roads 
 

Japan 

Otters  NONE 
Status  protected 
reason for death  water pollution, loss of habitat, hunting for fur 
 

Jordan 

Otters  Eurasian Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats water pollution, accidental killing 
 

Laos 

Otters  Asian Small Clawed Otter, Smooth Otter(?), Eurasian Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats habitat destruction, lack of protected areas 
 

Lebanon 

Otters  Eurasian Otter(?) 
Status  no recent information 
Threats no recent information 
 

Malaysia 

Otters  Asian Small Clawed Otter, Smooth Otter, Eurasian Otter(?), Hairy Nosed Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats pesticides, killed/captured for pets 
 

Mongolia 

Otters  Eurasian Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats habitat loss 
 

Nepal 

Otters  Asian Small Clawed Otter(?), Smooth Otter, Eurasian(?) 
Status  protected 
Threats habitat destruction, illegally hunted, hydroelectric dams 
 

North Korea 

Otters  Eurasian Otter(?) 
Status  no recent information 
Threats no recent information 
 

Pakistan 

Otters  Smooth Otter, Eurasian Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats past overhunting, disturbances 
 

Philippines 

Otters  Asian Small Clawed Otter, 
Status  protected 
Threats loss of habitat, collected as pets 
 

Singapore 

Otters  Asian Small Clawed Otter, Smooth Otter, Hairy Nosed Otter 
Status  not there 
Reason for death  unknown 
 

South Korea 

Otters  Eurasian Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats no detailed information 
 

Sri Lanka 

Otters  Eurasian Otter 
Status  no information available 
Threats pesticides, hydroelectric dams, habitat destruction 
 

Syria 

Otters  Eurasian Otter 
Status  no recent information 
Threats no recent information 
 

Taiwan 

Otters  NONE 
Status  no information 
Threats no information 
 

Thailand 

Otters  Asian Small Clawed Otter, Smooth Otter, Eurasian Otter(?), Hairy Nosed Otter 
Status  protected 
Threats habitat destruction, insufficient enforcement of habitat laws 
 

Turkey 

Otters  Eurasian Otter 
Status  no information is available 
Threats irrigation canals 
 

Vietnam 

Otters  Asian Small clawed Otter(?), Smooth Otter(?), Eurasian Otter(?), Hairy Nosed Otter(?) 
Status  no information available 
Threats habitat destruction 
 

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


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