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Canada: a otter from Europe captured by a photographic trap of the LPO of the Ain

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La loutre d’Europe, une espèce très discrète et difficilement observable, a été aperçue par la LPO de l’Ain, en décembre 2020. Photo d’illustration. © No-Longer-here / Pixabay The otter of Europe, a very discreet and difficulty observable species, was seen by the LPO of Ain, in December 2020. Stock Photo.

Thanks to a photographic trap, the LPO of the Ain was able to observe a otter of Europe at the level of a barrage near the municipality of Poncin, in December 2021. The animal had not been seen only from Very rare times.

A otter of Europe, a very discreet and hardly observable species, was seen by the LPO (Bird Protection League) of Ain, last December. A photographic trap had been installed in the Gorges of the Ain River, near the Allement Dam, up to the town of Poncin, reports France 3 Auvergne Rhône-Alpes , this Thursday, January 20, 2022. The otter of Europe lives in the sector, it has not been observed for several years, has specified the LPO. Usually, this one leaves only a few traces of its passage near streams, sand and wetland, indicates the local chain.

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A special trail created in 2015

The path on which it was seen had been traced by the association itself in 2015 in partnership with EDF Hydro. This path, intended to make ecological surveys near hydroelectric dams, allowed many animals that occupy this area to cross the works safe, explains France 3.

"It shows the importance of the natural areas managed durably, real Living places for wildlife » said Francisque Bulliffon, territorial director of the LPO of Ain. The otter of Europe is one of the species particularly impacted by EDF facilities on rivers and hydraulic retainers, detail our colleagues. The photographic trap had been put in place in order to study them, note our colleagues.

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