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Weʼre raising £7,000 to help wildcats by building a new breeding enclosure and connecting tunnels between enclosures

Beauly, Inverness, Scottish Highlands

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Saving Scotland's Wildcats

At Aigas Field Centre we are dedicated to helping save the Scottish wildcat from extinction. The Scottish wildcat is our last remaining native feline and one of our last remaining predators. An important part of the ecosystem and an emblem of Highland clans. A creature we have lived alongside for thousands of years, is now under real threat of disappearing.

Aigas Field Centre are breeding Scottish wildcats in collaboration with collections from Scottish Wildcat Action, providing a valuable population which can be released back into the wild for future generations to live alongside. We need to build a new enclosure to accommodate the expanding captive population of wildcats. The larger the population in captivity, the more secure the future of the Scottish wildcat will be.

Plans are now in place to start releasing wildcats back into the Scottish Highlands in 2022. It is vital we continue these releases for years to come so as to create a healthy population of wildcats that will thrive in the wild.

Photos from the top down 1©Ben Jones, 2©Ben Jones, 3©Ben Jones, 4©Paige Petts

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    • Cindy O.

      Cindy O.

      Nov 19, 2020

      Hi Ben, You are doing important work and I am happy to contribute to Aigas' program to save a species. Thank you for your efforts and the care you bring to your role.

      £50.00

    • Carole Nordell

      Carole Nordell

      Nov 18, 2020

      To my regret I think I drove right past you a few years ago when touring the country. I became aware of you thru your documentary. You’re doing great work!

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 18, 2020

      £10.00

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      Nov 10, 2020

    • Wilco Krul

      Wilco Krul

      Nov 10, 2020

      £100.00

    • Carol Stolte

      Carol Stolte

      Nov 10, 2020

      Following this project that protects Scottish Wildcats has been a priority ever since I visited Aigas Field Center.

      £20.00

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      Oct 30, 2020

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    Ben Jones

    Ben Jones

    Beauly, Inverness, Scottish Highlands

    My name is Ben, I am the Staff Naturalist at Aigas Field Centre. My primary duty as part of my role is working with our Scottish wildcats. These beautiful creatures can only be saved through captive breeding. We need more enclosures to enable the captive population to expand.

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