The Scottish Wildcat is the most endangered mammal in Britain
Wildcat Haven isn't just an idea or discussion: it's an operational, successful and comprehensive conservation plan that's already making a difference
The Scottish wildcat is one of the rarest animals in the world with as few as 35 left. Clashindarroch Forest is one of their last strongholds containing a third of the estimated world population. This publicly-owned forest is currently being logged by Forestry Commission Scotland, a government agency, in the middle of kitten season. This could disturb wildcat mothers, forcing them to abandon or even eat their kittens. If the Clashindarroch wildcats are lost then this could mean the extinction of Scotland iconic wildcat. Please sign our petition asking the Scottish Government to protect Clashindarroch Forest for the wildcats and all the other rare wildlife that lives there.
We are asking you to help us by actually buying part of the land we plan to conserve. Show your commitment to saving the Scottish wildcat. It’s a bit of fun, being Laird of an estate, even if the estate is only a square foot of land.
With so few genetically pure specimens remaining, each wildcat faces a near impossible task of finding a mate in order to produce the next generation.
To put their plight in perspective, there are over 1,000 giant pandas, 3,000 tigers, and 20,000 polar bears in the world.
The Scottish wildcat has adapted to its surroundings over millions of years. They are unquestionably the living embodiment of the wild, untameable Highland landscape, and yet we face losing them to apathy, indecision and lack of direct action where it matters.
Wildcat Haven has already delivered:
Wildcat Haven isn't an idea, a discussion, or eternal research which never gets applied in the field; it is the only comprehensive, active and successful conservation effort for the genetically pure Scottish Wildcat; We aren't seeking the best route for conserving the wildcat, we're already taking it.
By offering you the chance to buy a plot of land in Scotland for just £30 you can help us reach our goal of setting up a network of dedicated reserves for the Scottish Wildcat. As well as helping to fund all our conservation efforts, you can enable us to establish a Scottish Wildcat visitor centre where inspiration and education will combine to really make a difference to this iconic species.