Problem

Threatened species of Enhydra

Other Names:
Threatened species of Sea otter
Nature:

Sea otters have been the victim of heavy exploitation for the fur trade. Pollution and habitat degradation have also been significant threats.

Incidence:

The California or "southern" sea otter was once thought extinct, a victim of the rapacious fur trade at the turn of the century. Discovery of a colony of surviving otters along a remote stretch of the Big Sur coast in 1938 gave this animal a second chance. It was determined to be a threatened species in 1977.

Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
18.04.2019 – 11:56 CEST