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Save the Otters

With The UK Wild Otter Trust

Otters are a much-loved species in the UK, but unfortunately, they have faced significant threats to their populations. Otter populations in the UK were almost wiped out in the 1970s due to pesticide pollution, habitat destruction, and hunting. However, after conservation efforts and legal protections were put in place, their numbers have increased in recent years.

Despite this recovery, otters still face threats from habitat loss and pollution, with road traffic accidents being a major cause of mortality. According to a recent report by the Environment Agency, up to 20% of otter deaths in England and Wales are due to road traffic accidents. 

closeup of otter head
otter swimming in water with head above the surface

Otters are also at risk from habitat loss and fragmentation, with development and intensification of agriculture leading to the loss of their wetland habitats.

Otters are important for maintaining the ecological balance of their habitats, as they help to control fish populations and are an important indicator species for the health of our freshwater ecosystems. 

They are also an important cultural and economic asset for many communities, and their decline could have significant impacts on local livelihoods and economies. By supporting charities that work to protect otters, we can help to promote sustainable conservation efforts and protect this species for future generations.

Otter populations in the UK were almost wiped out in the 1970s however, after conservation efforts and legal protections were put in place, their numbers have increased in recent years.

The UK Wild Otter Trust is a UK-based charity that works to protect and conserve otters and their habitats. The charity engages in a range of activities, including research and monitoring of otter populations, education and outreach, and advocacy for policies and practices that promote otter conservation.

The work of the Wild Otter Trust is important because otters are an essential species for maintaining the ecological balance of our freshwater ecosystems. By conducting research and monitoring populations, the charity is helping to identify threats to otters and to inform conservation efforts. Through education and outreach, the charity is also raising awareness of the importance of otters and promoting ways in which individuals and communities can help to protect them. Finally, through advocacy, the charity is working to influence policies and practices that affect otter habitats and populations. By supporting the Wild Otter Trust, we can help to protect this iconic species and ensure that our freshwater ecosystems remain healthy and vibrant.

really cool picture of an otter slipping through the water with its lower back and head above the surface

We funded a new cub hospital room to 

be equipped for treatments.

We donate 10% of profits from your 

otter socks to

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Our philosophy

​​Restoring the biodiversity of our planet and its varied species is at the core of Bare Kind’s mission. By donating 10% of gross profits to charities that support the animals on our socks, we can continue fighting the fight against species extinction.

Bare Kind has been able to achieve an all-time high of donations in recent years. The business expanded its sock range to 40+ pairs and supports 25+ charities.

Our Charity Impact Reports highlight the projects we have been able to fund with our charity partners and the incredible animals we support. 

Our hope is that something as humble as a pair of socks can make a lasting impression on our world and change it for the better. A huge thank you goes out to all our customers who have wanted to make a difference and empower the restoration of our planet with their socks.