Weʼve raised £2,318 to help wildcats by building a new breeding enclosure and connecting tunnels between enclosures
- Beauly, Inverness, Scottish Highlands
- Funded on Sunday, 31st January 2021
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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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Jan 30, 2021
Great work. Hope all goes well with the new enclosure.
Jan 16, 2021
Jan 15, 2021
Wishing you much success with the project and a positive outcome
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Jan 3, 2021
Good luck with your target and well done on your great work :)
Jan 1, 2021
Wonderful to see the kittens have grown! Fantastic work by all at Aigas.
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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.