As well as working with expert partners, the Saving Wildcats project has a dedicated team based at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland's Highland Wildlife Park.
We are looking forward to getting out and about to meet the local community face to face, and wanted to create this short video to introduce ourselves in the meantime.
As well as everyone featured in the video, we also have two experienced veterinary surgeons and four knowledgeable project officers who have recently joined the team. The field team project officers' responsibilities will include supporting wildcat conservation efforts nationwide.
Building on the work of the Scottish Wildcat Action partnership, the Saving Wildcats recovery project brings together the expertise and skills of national and international organisations.
We are led by the Royal Zoological Society for Scotland (RZSS) in collaboration with NatureScot, the Cairngorms National Park Authority and Forestry and Land Scotland, as well as two European partners. Norden’s Ark from Sweden specialise in the restoration and conservation of Sweden’s native wildlife, and Spain’s Junta De Andalucía led the successful recovery of the Iberian lynx, once the planet's most endangered cat species.