has worked to save the critically endangered Scottish wildcat
for the last ten years, establishing a threat-free haven covering hundreds of square miles in the remote Scottish Highlands.
A huge threat facing wildcats is habitat loss
, and nowhere is this clearer than Clashindarroch Forest
At least 13 wildcats live in this forest; that's the largest single population known to exist
and could represent as much as a third of the surviving population
Clashindarroch is publicly owned
, and we have been campaigning for its protection since learning that swathes of it are being clear-felled for timber
, and planning applications are going in for a vast wind farm site covering a quarter of the forest
The story has been widely covered in press like The Telegraph
, and shared extensively on social media, with a Change.org petition (www.change.org/savethewildcats
) picking up over 430,000 signatures
, but still the logging continues, the wind planning goes ahead, and the Scottish Government refuse to even acknowledge the petition.Clashindarroch must be protected
, without it there is little evidence that the wildcat can avoid extinction, and it provides a haven for many other endangered and rare species like red squirrel
and pine marten
It can be done, but we need your help with two big costs to make it happen;1. Bring legal action enforcing national and international protections of the wildcat 2. Employ and equip a full-time wildcat ranger for the Clashindarroch area
This is the last stand for a beautiful creature which has survived centuries of persecution and intensive habitat loss; save Clashindarroch and there is clear hope for the future, but without it, the wildcat will almost certainly become extinct in Scotland.
There is no time to lose; researchers in the forest have discovered that after a short hiatus whilst the story was in the press, logging has resumed
; they're clear felling parts of a documented wildcat territory as you read this.
Please help us; donate, share, and follow the campaign at www.facebook.com/ScottishWildcatHaven
, THANK YOU