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£2,318
raised of £7,000 target by 50 supporters

    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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      50

      • John D

        John D

        Jan 30, 2021

        Great work. Hope all goes well with the new enclosure.

        £100.00

      • Gus

        Gus

        Jan 16, 2021

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Jan 15, 2021

        Wishing you much success with the project and a positive outcome

      • Heidi

        Heidi

        Jan 5, 2021

        £20.00

      • Magnus Woods

        Magnus Woods

        Jan 4, 2021

        £50.00

      • Emma Briggs

        Emma Briggs

        Jan 3, 2021

        Good luck with your target and well done on your great work :)

        £10.00

      • Phillipa

        Phillipa

        Jan 1, 2021

        Wonderful to see the kittens have grown! Fantastic work by all at Aigas.

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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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