All posts tagged: wildcat

Red List for British mammals most at risk

Red Squirrel by Austin Thomas The first official Red List for British Mammals has been created highlighting the national species at risk of extinction if urgent action is not taken. Produced by the Mammal Society for Natural England, Natural Resources Wales and Scottish Natural Heritage, the Red List shows that of the 47 mammals native […]

Plans to restore native wildcats gathers pace

The Wildwood Trust has formed a partnership with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT) with the aim of reintroducing native wildcats to Britain. The European wildcat disappeared from England and Wales a century ago – they were considered vermin – and the species is now one of the rarest and most endangered […]

Rare wildcat kitten born at Chester Zoo

A rare Scottish wildcat kitten has been born at Chester Zoo and cameras have captured the first footage . The female kitten is part of a breeding programme to save Britain’s rarest mammal and conservationists have welcomed the new arrival as “another lifeline for the species.” As few as 100 wildcats – also known as the ‘Highland […]