Aigas Wildcat Project

Posted by Alicia - 15:55 on 13 February 2014

Wildcats have been a hot topic over the past year and 2013 saw the formation of the Wildcat Conservation Group, co-ordinated by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).  This group consists of many different organisations, including Aigas; that are all committed to conserving the declining wildcat population.  The aim is to implement an action plan over six years to help secure stable wildcat populations in Scotland.

Aigas Field Centre is part of the captive breeding programme and one of the first stages of this programme is to check the purity of our wildcats.  So earlier this week we were busy catching up our cats in order to take some blood samples.  These samples will be used for the genetic tests and hopefully we will know the results in a few weeks time.  We are all keeping our fingers crossed.

Your Comments

Comment by Erna Carter at 21:49 on 21 February 2014.
I spent two wonderful weeks at Aigas on an Elderhostel years ago and wanted to share current news with friends. I had a memorable, lovely time with you, enjoyed traveling to the Orkneys, and also to Skye. An unforgettable two weeks in Scotland. Best regards, Lou Carter
Comment by Annette at 15:02 on 15 April 2014.
Indeed Nothing is too much trouble at Aigas. The team is doing remarkable work.I enjoyed the East and West coast most. Regards, Annette
Comment by Pauline at 14:11 on 21 July 2014.
Many thanks for a great holiday. Will be back !! regards - Pauline

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