Led by the wildlife conservation charity and primarily based at Highland Wildlife Park, the Saving Wildcats mission goals to stop the extinction of the critically endangered species by breeding and releasing wildcats into the wild. RZSS has additionally acquired a further 278,000 from the Scottish Authorities’s zoo and aquarium conservation fund to make sure efforts can proceed to guard different threatened native species.
Dr Helen Senn, head of conservation and science programmes at RZSS, stated, “Each go to to Highland Wildlife Park and Edinburgh Zoo helps our work to guard threatened species around the globe, together with on our doorstep within the Cairngorms Nationwide Park. “This 678,000 Scottish Authorities funding to assist defend native species and tư vấn our work with companions may be very welcome.”
Saving Wildcats is a partnership between RZSS, NatureScot, the Cairngorms Nationwide Park Authority, Forestry and Land Scotland, in addition to European companions Norden’s Ark from Sweden and Spain’s Junta De Andaluc a, which have led the profitable restoration of the Iberian lynx. The six-year mission is supported by 3.2million of EU funding. Additionally it is co-funded by Scotland’s nature company NatureScot and all kinds of companions. Conservation consultants are hopeful the primary wildcats might be launched in 2023 with potential areas being explored within the Cairngorms.
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