Smooth Coated Otter Project in Surat – 2018

Watch a video on WTI’s Rapid Action Project on Smooth Coated Otter in Surat.

Smooth-coated Otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) is a semi-aquatic mammal with an affinity towards undisturbed wetland habitats. India is home to three different species of otters, amongst which smooth-coated otters are the most widely distributed species across the country. Being a top predator, they help indicate a healthy riverine ecosystem in a landscape. Though protected under Schedule II of Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and categorized “Vulnerable” by IUCN Red List of Threatened species smooth-coated otters today, face the grave danger of poaching and habitat loss.

Amazing work by Nature Club Surat and its team


India : We will attack.
Pak : Can we talk?
India : We have talked so many time, It’s all meaningless now.
Pak : Uneducated people choose war.
India : Why don’t you stop terrorism. I have 25 lack of military personnel. why don’t you scare?
Pak : We don’t scare, we know you will not initiate the war. You believe in development.
India : So why don’t you believe in development.
Pak : Why don’t you game us rest of the Kashmir? We will start thinking about development after getting Kashmir.
India : You have some part of Kashmir, What have you done with it? Terrorist camps?
Pak : We don’t support terrorism, its Kashmiri people are fighting for freedom.
India : When will you stop lying? Why are you giving them guns, bombs, training, funds?
Pak : No, We are just giving moral support to people of Kashmir, You should set Kashmir free.
India : It is not possible, Kashmir is an Integral part of India, You are already capturing Kashmir’s part, now stop attacking Indian security forces and innocent people of India.
Pak : Do you have proof?
India : Jaish-e-Mohammed claims this attack. Its headquarter is located in Pakistan.
Pak : Pakistan is not involved in such an attack.
India : We have no option left.
Pak : We are ready for war. We will not take time like you to think to retaliate, We will retaliate immediately. Even if you stop river water, will be considered as a war
India : Typing…