In search of the Scottish wildcat

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StatementMorris Allan and Tim Tyler ; edited by Lillian King.
ContributionsTyler, Tim, 1914-, King, Lillian.
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LC ClassificationsQL737.C23 A428 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination111 p. :
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Open LibraryOL3762754M
ISBN 100953983919
LC Control Number2003467609
OCLC/WorldCa50578904

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This book is interesting and irritating in equal measure. Marianne Taylor, a noted photographer and writer on nature, has long been fascinated by the elusive Scottish wildcat.

Her search is. The Scottish Wildcat, Felis silvestris grampia, is the largest member of the wildcat family, in some cases nearly twice the size of a domestic moggy. Now, whilst it may bare a slight resemblance to a tabby cat that is definitely not case and closer inspection reveals a much bigger, chunkier creature with a broader flatter head shape.

The Scottish wildcat evolved from a population of European wildcats which became isolated by the English Channel over years ago.

They are the largest of the wildcat family and can be double the size of a domestic pet cat and infinitely more ferocious. The fur of the Scottish wildcat is a great deal thicker than that of a domestic cat.

Click here to see Scottish Field’s exclusive video of Scottish wildcat kittens This book is perfect for anyone wanting to learn the history behind why such beautiful beasts live in minimal numbers, and what is being done now to help return the native animals to the Scottish highlands.

This fascinating book on the wildcat by Dr Clegg reveals: * its inbuilt survival instinct and adaptability * unusual sightings such as wildcats swimming out In search of the Scottish wildcat book islands in lochs * a history of the wildcat from prehistoric to the present day * natural history including breeding and territory * wildcats and the Scottish clans * wildcats as Reviews: 1 Introduction History of the wildcat The Scottish wildcat Felis silvestris grampia is the only native member of the cat family living in the UK today.

It is believed to be a descendant of continental European wildcat ancestors (Felis silvestris), that colonized Britain after the last Ice Age (7,–9, years ago).

Buy In Search of the Scottish Wildcat by Morris Allan, Tim Tyler from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ Windfall Books Softback in excellent condition - some light creasing to front top right corner of cover otherwise book is fine.

About the book: Explore the little known Scottish wildcat - this book provides both history and current work regarding this creature. Book has numerous photographs of the animal seen by very few. 1 day ago  The Scottish wildcat is the only wild member of the cat ­family to survive in Britain.

Hybridisation with feral and domestic cats is thought to pose the. About this book. The Scottish wildcat is an endangered species, but conservation groups are fighting hard for its survival and proliferation, and in the process uncovering more facts about this rarely glimpsed, beautiful mammal.

This fascinating book on the wildcat reveals. The Scottish Wildcat Association, is a charity founded in by filmmaker Steve Piper with the aims of conserving the Scottish wildcat, which is critically endangered in the UK.

Threatened by hybridisation with feral domestic cats, recent estimates have suggested that only 35 pure Scottish wildcats exist in the wild, with no pure Scottish wildcats in captivity. Scottish Wildcat Action cat conservation officer, David Barclay, talks about developments with the conservation breeding for release programme: where Scottish wildcats are being bred for later release into the wild.

This is an important safety net for the species and compliments the rest of the conservation work being carried out by partners in this important project to save a species.

Hopes for saving Scottish wildcat rest on captive breeding plan This article is more than 3 years old Conservationists say about 80 creatures in zoos and private collections hold key to re. The Scottish Wildcat is one of the rarest animals in the world; there are only 35 of them left on earth.

A third of them live in the publicly owned Clashindarroch Forest in the Scottish Highlands, but they are in danger from logging by the Scottish Government’s Forestry Commission Scotland.

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If this doesn’t stop immediately, the wildcat will become extinct. Catastrophe ~ A Highland Murder Most Fowl (Scottish Wildcat Tails Book 1) - Kindle edition by Hare, Lucinda.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Catastrophe ~ A Highland Murder Most Fowl (Scottish Wildcat Tails Book 1).Reviews: Scottish Wildcat Action.

RZSS was a key partner in Scottish Wildcat Action, the first national project to save the critically endangered Scottish wildcat from extinction (following on from the successful Highland Tiger project, which RZSS was also a partner in). The project was funded by Scottish Government and Heritage Lottery Fund, as well as.

Above: Scottish wildcat on display in the Survival gallery at National Museum of Scotland. The Scottish wildcat is Britain’s last native cat species. Although closely related, it is not the ancestor of the domestic cat, Felis catus, which originated from the Middle Eastern wildcat, Felis silvestris lybica, at least 4, years ago.

There are three ways to identify a Scottish wildcat: a pelage score, a genetic test and behaviour. Pelage score. Dr Andrew Kitchener from our partner organisation, National Museums Scotland, analysed over cat skins in the museums his research, he developed a way to score a cat, based on its appearance (pelage).

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Nov 8, - Scottish wild cat, a true wild cat, not feral. Unfortunately there are only about left in the sh Wildcat (felis sylvestris grampia) The Highland wildcat is, in short, a magnificent predator. The Scottish wildcat is a unique island population of the European wildcat isolated for the last 9, years by the English Channel pins.

The Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris) is one of our most elusive carnivores and the only native member of the cat family still found in the wild in Britain. The wildcat is a European protected species. The wildcat would have once been found throughout mainland Britain.

Persecuted for centuries, its range steadily declined until by the First World War it was only found in the north. The Scottish wildcat is now fully protected by law and is recognised as a separate subspecies, Felis silvestris grampia, confined to the Central and Northern Highlands of mainland Scotland.

Their preferred habitat is upland forest with young trees, moorland, scrub and hill ground where they can lie up during the day in a den among rocky cairns. Buy a Wildcat Trail brochure, which gives details about the walk, for £ - also available from the village Post Office and the Glen Hotel.

Newtonmore Community Woodland & Development Trust The Trust is a non profit making charity set up in to maintain and manage the areas of woodland and the Wildcat Trail around Newtonmore. The Scottish wildcat, cat fiadhaich in Gaelic, is no household moggy and has always been regarded with a certain respect by humans on account of its legendary ferocity when cornered.

Take a look at a wildcat – a photograph is the best view most of us will get of this elusive predator – and you might see not only the classic air of feline independence, but something.

SNH launched a dedicated wildcat conservation project, called Scottish Wildcat Action, in with a budget of £2m. However, since the establishment of the project, natural wildcat populations have dropped by 75%, and SNH has come out in support of the plan to clear-fell parts of Clashindarroch Forest.

Scottish Wildcat Action is an ambitious conservation project launched to implement ‘The Scottish Wildcat Conservation Action Plan’. The action plan identifies the best remaining areas for wildcats and conservation strategies to ensure the preservation of viable populations in the future.

More than twenty major organisations have signed up to the plan and. The wildcat is the sole UK representative of the cat family, Felidae, following the extinction of its near relative, the lynx (Lynx lynx) in medieval is a small cat, with the head and body length typically averaging 56 cm., and the tail being about 30 cm.

long. Males are slightly larger than females, and the Scottish wildcat is the largest of all the subspecies, with males weighing 6.

The Scottish wildcat, the last native cat in the United Kingdom, is endangered; fewer than purebred specimens remain in the wild.

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By C. Claiborne Ray Nov. 12, Scottish Wildcat. Portrait of a Scottish Wildcat Scottish Wildcat, Scotland, UK, Europe. Scottish wildcats (Felis silvestris grampia) have a bushy tail encircled with dark rings, a wide flat head, and a striped Scottish Wildcat.

Adult Scottish Wildcat pausing while traversing a fallen tree trunk Scottish Wildcat. Kitten peering over a tree trunk while licking lips Scottish Wildcat. But we are just pleased that when the Scottish Wildcat needed help the most, Highland Titles was there willing and able to step up to the plate to help create a renewable source of income for Wildcat Haven.

So, if you want to help the Scottish Wildcat I can recommend buying a plot of land in Wildernesse Wood from Wildcat Haven Enterprises.'The illustrations provided by Kirsteen Harris-Jones reflect the beautiful Scottish countryside with the lush pine forests, cool blue streams, and glowing sunset on a long-forgotten castle.' -- Youth Services Book Review, 4 stars 'I enjoyed the story and following three wildcats as they try to find a new place to live in the Scottish Highlands.

The Scottish wildcat is down to the last few dozen of its kind, owing to a mixture of complacency, astonishing incompetence by the government agency tasked with its protection and, now, claims of.