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Giving wildcats a future

Wildcats in Scotland are on the brink but it’s not too late to save them. Together we can restore this incredible species to the remote wild landscapes where they belong.

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Reporting a sighting

There are three ways to identify a Scottish wildcat: a pelage score, a genetic test and behaviour. Find out more

While evidence shows there are very few wild-living cats that meet the genetic and pelage criteria for wildcats, you can submit your image(s) to iRecord, as the Saving Wildcats field team have direct access to this nationwide data. You can also download the Mammal Mapper App and submit your image(s) there.

If you photograph a possible wildcat and you live in Badenoch and Strathspey, please send it to  

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