Dedicated To The UK's Last Wild Cat Species
The European Nature Trust is participating in the national effort to restore populations of the Scottish Wildcat. The species was once common across Britain, but through persecution, habitat loss, disease and hybridisation with domestic cats, they are on the brink of extinction.
Britain’s last remaining native cat species and one of the few remaining predators, the species’ survival is crucial for the regulation of the Highland ecosystem. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has already declared the species ‘functionally extinct’ in the wild; without a strategic program to bolster the species' genetic health, the Scottish wildcat will be lost forever.