Protection of otters in Denmark

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In Denmark, the extinction status of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) is categorized as “vulnerable”. Sadly, each year many are killed by traffic when trying to cross the roads running through their habitat. In this paper we are researching how GIS can contribute to the surveillance and protection of the otter population in Denmark. We will investigate how analyses and processing of data in GIS can contribute to better informed initiatives in protecting otters from being killed by traffic. By looking into theory on conservation initiatives, like the Ramsar Convention…