Preventing the sea otter’s extinction is a task we can all get involved in.
While it’s tempting to think that only the large conservation organisations and charities can engineer change, we must all do what we can to save these beautiful creatures. Simple steps, such as ensuring that you purchase sustainable, biodegradable goods and recycle as much as possible all contribute. Using less water, cleaning with nontoxic household products and checking your car isn’t leaking oil are also ways you can help.
For the more intrepid animal lovers, volunteering to clean up a beach or adopting a sea otter are both hands-on approaches to making this mammal’s future that bit safer. Remember, doing something small is better than nothing at all.
Monterey Bay Aquarium – The aquarium’s Sea Otter Program aims to understand the sea otter population and learn more about the way the otters live. The aquarium also rescues injured and sick otters and rehabilitates them for release in the wild, as Well as fostering babies and finding homes for otters that need to stay in captivity.
The Marine Mammal Center – A nonprofit veterinary research clinic dedicated to researching and preserving the lives of marine mammals, the sea otter visitors of the Marine Mammal Center in California have been treated there Since 1995. Since then, Over 200 of these furry little individuals have been rescued and rehabilitated.
Sea Otter Foundation & Trust – SOFT helps sea otters by raising awareness and educating people about the marine critters, as well as providing funding for charities and projects across the sea otters’ range, So that scientists and conservationists can keep protecting these creatures. They also raise funds by running an ‘adopt an otter’ scheme!