“Daniel Allen gives a captivating account of our changing relationship with the otter – once persecuted, now adored.” 

BBC Wildlife Magazine

Dr Daniel Allen has 15 years experience researching otters - publishing his work in trade publications, the national media, and academic journals. Daniel is a member of the IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group, and Media and Policy Advisor for the UK Wild Otter Trust (UKWOT, charity 1167746). 


Daniel’s first book Otter, which was released in September 2010, helped raise awareness for the species, and provided an exciting new way of understanding the animal. Daniel's latest paper, 'An incredibly vile sport': Campaigns against Otter Hunting in Britain, 1900-39 was published in Rural History journal in April 2016. 


In September 2016 Daniel helped UKWOT secure the first Natural England initiative class licence to live capture and relocate otters trapped inside fenced fisheries.