Otter Conservation Project​


Project Overview

Otter are animals known by few and studied by handful. There are thirteen otter species spread across the globe. Three species of otters are found in India. Goa is home to two species of otters namely Smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) and Asian Small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus). Otters are the only semi-aquatic animals found in India. Both these species are listed as Vulnerable to extinction by the IUCN Red List.

In this project we will be monitoring otter populations; studying their behavior and adaptations; identifying and documenting threats faced by otters; and generating public awareness to support otter conservation.  Project focus is deeply rooted towards conservation impact; our team will use advanced technology to complement with our innovative conservation methods. Otters are the flagship species of the project. The project is expected to also benefit otter habitats, other animals in the landscape and villages sharing space with otters.  Timely reports will be made available to the relevant project stakeholders.

The project will be headed by Atul Borker (West Asia Coordinator of IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group). To know more about the project contact

Become a Conservation Buddy

‘Natures Nest Goa’ collaborates with ‘Luta Innovation’ to provide you with first of its kind opportunity to participate in an ongoing conservation project. You can now accompany a field conservationist to look for otter presence. Check the camera traps to monitor activity of otters ad other wildlife. Get the first hand experience of an otter conservation project. Contribute to the survival of this unique and threatened species.



Accommodation in eco-cottages
Field conservationist Fees for project participation.
Internal Transport charges
All meals
Morning Tea
Buffet lunch with veg. and non veg. options
Evening Tea
Soup in the evening
Buffet dinner with veg. and non veg. options

5% GST
Pick up/ Drop Charges
Any other personal expenses

Transport and Extras

Extras that you can book from us include Transport and other excursions. We can also assist you in booking other beach side hotels to extend your stay in Goa.

​Transport is needed to travel to various birding spots around Nature’s Nest for a complete birding experience. DO inquire about the transport charges with our representative while booking the experience.

Conservation Solution Partner

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