Five areas of Scottish wildcat habitat are to be targeted in a new £2m conservation project.
by Unknown - 08:42 on 24 September 2013
A programme of neutering and vaccinating feral cats will be done as part of the project in areas of Aberdeenshire, Highlands and Tayside. As well as neutering feral cats, SNH will work with land managers to help reduce risks to wildcats.
There will also be a Scotland-wide awareness raising campaign helping people understand the threats to the animal and what domestic cat owners can do to help.
Mr Wheelhouse said: "The Scottish wildcat is an iconic species that is emblematic of the wild parts of Scotland.
"As a society we have a legal and moral obligation to try and conserve the species, so that it continues to be part of our natural heritage for generations to come."
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