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Scottish Wildcats

The National Trust for Scotland is working to save the incredible Scottish Wildcat – Scotland’s rarest and most threatened mammal – from extinction.

Arriving in Scotland at the end of the last Ice Age, around 9,000 years ago, this once widespread species is now on the brink of extinction in Scotland. Habitat loss, persecution and, more recently, breeding with domestic cats, has forced the Highland Tiger to a point where the population is no longer viable.

Since 2018 a program of captive breeding has been underway and this year wildcats will be released into the wild, including in the magnificent Cairngorms, home of the Trust’s majestic Mar Lodge Estate.

Partnering with the Scottish Wildcat Association and Saving Wildcats, we are trying to raise $50,000 to help save the species.

If you’d like to help in this effort, the following levels will support wildcat restoration:

  • $2000 can buy a GPS can buy a GPS collar to monitor a wildcat once it has been released into the wild
  • $1000 can feed a wildcat for an entire year
  • $500 can vaccinate a wildcat to protect it from disease

To make a gift in any amount, visit the link below.


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