Lutra 48(2)_van Liere & van Liere_comments_2005

Comments: Reintroduction of the otter (Lutra lutra) in the Netherlands: did it really meet international guidelines?

In Lutra 47(2), Van ‘t Hof and Van Langevelde claim that the IUCN guidelines were met in the process of reintroducing the otter (Lutra lutra) in the Netherlands. In our opinion, the authors would have come to a different conclusion if they had studied the scientific literature and the IUCN guidelines more thoroughly. We argue that the IUCN guidelines were not met on several points, and conclude that the guidelines as a whole were not met.