All the otters are enlisted into the la Norma Oficial Mexicana NOM-059-ECOL-2001 (SEMARNAT, 2002) that enlists the marine otter as endemic in danger of extinction and with special protection and the river otter as threatened, these estatus provides it with complete protection under the General Law of the Ecological Balance and the Protection to the Atmosphere (SEMARNAP, 2000), and recently approved General Law of Wildlife (D.O.F., 2000). Ley General de Vida Silvestre (D.O.F., 2000).




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