The Scottish Wildcat

This fascinating book on the wildcat by Dr Clegg reveals: - its inbuilt survival instinct and adaptability - unusual sightings such as wildcats swimming from island to island - a history of the wildcat from prehistoric to the present day - ...

The Scottish Wildcat

Author: Christopher Clegg

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ISBN: 9781910723418

Page: 192

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The Scottish wildcat is an endangered species, but conservationist 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 by Dr Clegg reveals: - its inbuilt survival instinct and adaptability - unusual sightings such as wildcats swimming from island to island - a history of the wildcat from prehistoric to the present day - wildcats and the Scottish clans - natural history including breeding and territory - wildcats as medieval vermin or for skins - dens and territorial ranges - in captivity, in literature and folklore - tracking wildcats using trail cameras - latest initiatives to save the wildcat

Tracking The Highland Tiger

This book tells the story of how the wildcat of the wildwood became the endangered Scottish wildcat, of how it once lived and lives now, and of how we - its greatest enemy - are now striving to save it in its darkest hour.

Tracking The Highland Tiger

Author: Marianne Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408845342

Page: 145

View: 781

Over the centuries, one by one, Britain's most formidable wild animals have fallen to the thoughtless march of humankind. A war on predators put paid to our lynxes, wolves and bears, each hunted relentlessly until the last of them was killed. Only our wildcats lived on. The Scottish wildcat's guile and ferocity are the stuff of legend. No docile pet cat, this, but a cunning and shadowy animal, elusive to the point of invisibility, but utterly fearless when forced to fight for its life. Those who saw one would always remember its beauty – the cloak of dense fur marked with bold tiger stripes, the green-eyed stare and haughty sneer, and the broad, banded tail whisking away into the forest's gloom. Driven to the remnants of Scotland's wilderness, the last few wildcats now face the most insidious danger of all as their domesticated cousins threaten to dilute their genes into oblivion. However, the wildest of cats has friends and goodwill behind it. This book tells the story of how the wildcat of the wildwood became the endangered Scottish wildcat, of how it once lived and lives now, and of how we - its greatest enemy - are now striving to save it in its darkest hour.

Catastrophe

Catastrophe A Highland Murder Most Fowl.

Catastrophe

Author: Lucinda Hare

Publisher: Thistleburr Publishing

ISBN: 9780957471849

Page: 164

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Catastrophe A Highland Murder Most Fowl. Written for all the family for readers aged 7 years to 107 years https: //www.cosy-wildcat-mysteries.co.uk/ Who needs gritty, dark psychological thriller when you can curl up in your armchair with your furry companions and read a cosy murder mystery especially one where a feisty Scottish wildcat pits his superior feline wits against a delightfully wicked murderer in the rugged heart of the Scottish Highlands? A wildcat moves softly through his Highland world describing it through feline eyes in exquisite golden detail. Scent is a language of its own. His is an elemental world of rain and snow, of forest, moorland and mountain. A world of changing seasons and the endless dance of life and death; predator and prey. Although the wildcat

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids

David Macdonald, Andrew Loveridge. threat to the species in the immediate
future'; SNH 2007). Research has revealed not only the precariousness of the
Scottish wildcat's situation, and the urgency of restorative action (e.g. Macdonald
et al.

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids

Author: David Macdonald

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199234442

Page: 762

View: 119

implications that go far beyond the cat family. --

The Nature of Scotland

THE WILDCAT The Scottish wildcat lived throughout Britain long before the
domestic cat even existed ; but its range has gradually contracted under the
impact of the destruction of Britain's forests and persecution by gamekeepers ,
until it now ...

The Nature of Scotland

Author: Magnus Magnusson

Publisher: Canongate Books Limited

ISBN:

Page: 248

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This is an illustrated study of the interdependence of the landscape, the wildlife and the people of Scotland. It begins with Scotland's violent birth, and retells tales of the early hunters who followed the retreating ice and the first farmers who cleared the land and began farming. The authors go on to discuss the implicit conflicts in the use of land today, and the state of the environment and the other forces which have transformed the landscape and wildlife today.

Wild Cats

Morphological and genetic studies of Scottish wildcats ( Hubbard et al . 1992 ) ,
on the other hand , point to frequent hybridization , although genetically distinct
wildcats do remain in the remote areas of northern and western Scotland .

Wild Cats

Author: Iucn

Publisher: World Conservation Union

ISBN:

Page: 382

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Presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available on the 36 wild cats of the world. It includes the first published collection of detailed range maps and some of the first photographs of rare species in the wild. It provides a thorough review of major issues in cat conservation such as habitat loss and management of big cats in livestock areas; field and laboratory research; international trade; the role of zoos; and reintroduction. High priority are identified to further the cause of cat conservation.

Tooth Claw

Experts believe that the Scottish wildcat population could be as low as 400 , their
genetic integrity slowly being diluted ... Given the extreme rarity of wildcats and
the abundance of ferals – an estimated 100,000 in Scotland - the likelihood of a ...

Tooth   Claw

Author: Peter Cairns

Publisher: Whittles Pub

ISBN:

Page: 235

View: 963

This book provides an insight into how we really feel about Britain's predators and what it tells us about our changing relationship with the natural world.

Collins European Mammals

Interbreeding between the Scottish Wildcat and domestic cats is potentially
catastrophic . The two ... The history of Wildcats in Britain has been woeful since
the Middle Ages when habitat loss and increasing persecution led to their
extinction in ...

Collins European Mammals

Author: David MacDonald

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 352

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Examines the evolution and adaptation of mammals. Looks at many facets of their behaviour including reproduction, feeding, communication and social behaviour. Illus.

Scotland

Once extinct in Scotland , it was reintroduced from Sweden and is so large ,
weighing up to twelve pounds , that it is often ... The Scottish wildcat , found
mostly in the Highlands , is one of the few varieties left in Europe . e A Scottish
wildcat ...

Scotland

Author: William W. Lace

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781560067030

Page: 112

View: 797

Discusses Scotland, its land, people, monarchy, history, politics, present day issues, and popular culture.

Birds

The Scottish wildcat needs a few friends. Despite being held in high esteem by
wildlife enthusiasts, it suffers because few people have sufficient knowledge or
interest to help it expand its range or overcome the insidious problem of genetic ...

Birds

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Country Life

Wildcats get their own charity The elusive Scottish wildcat has become diluted
and marginalised Maggie mania 30 years on The week Edited by Flora Birtles On
my walk Dawn. Town & Country THE CHAMPION of the elusive Sottish wildcat, ...

Country Life

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BBC Wildlife

Fossils have been found measuring 1.3 metres from nose to tail * Otherwise, it
resembles a very muscular tabby cat with a thick, bushy tail that has a blunt, black
tip. The two species can - and do - interbreed. - The diet of the Scottish wildcat ...

BBC Wildlife

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A Pocket Guide to Cats

It is the smallest of the wildcats, and has thick hair over its footpads to aid in
walking on hot sand. Scottish Wildcat The Scottish Wildcat (Felis silvestris
grampia) is closely related to the European Wildcat, but is found only in the
Scottish ...

A Pocket Guide to Cats

Author: Parragon, Incorporated

Publisher: Parragon Publishing

ISBN: 9781405473354

Page: 255

View: 595

Presents a comprehensive guide to cats, with full-color, illustrated photographs, details on specific breeds, physical characteristics and behaviors, and how to deal with health issues.

DK Eyewitness Scotland

g DISCOVER SCOTLAND g CONTENTS SCOTLAND FOR WILDLIFE
ENCOUNTERS From the wide, open spaces of the ... The Scottish wildcat, almost
extinct in the wild, can be seen at the Highland Wildlife Park, where bison, lynx
and ...

DK Eyewitness Scotland

Author: DK Eyewitness

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241530202

Page: 288

View: 672

Whether you want to explore the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, adventure through breathtaking Highland landscapes or sample the finest local produce washed down by ancient malts, your DK Eyewitness travel e-guide makes sure you experience all that Scotland has to offer. Famed for its majestic mountains, desolate moorlands and shimmering lochs, Scotland's remote and wild regions are an absolute joy for outdoor enthusiasts seeking an escape from city life. Scotland's urban centres have a lot to offer too, from cutting-edge art galleries and world-class museums to a flourishing food scene and a scintillating roster of cultural events, comedy and theatre. Our updated e-guide brings Scotland to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights, trusted travel advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the country's iconic buildings and neighbourhoods. We've also worked hard to make sure our information is as up-to-date as possible following the COVID-19 outbreak. You'll discover: -our pick of Scotland's must-sees, top experiences and hidden gems -this expanded edition includes even more of Scotland's top attractions and spectacular sights. -the best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay -detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy -five easy-to-follow itineraries -expert advice: get ready, get around and stay safe -colour-coded chapters to every part of Scotland, from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Southern Scotland and the Highlands and Islands

Scientific American

... had presumably spread to the Oriof the European wildcat , the Scottish
dynamic and spreading cats throughout the ent almost 2,000 years ago , along
well - estabwildcat lives under environmental and climatic conditions unlike those
world .

Scientific American

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A Companion to British Wildlife

The Scottish Wildcat An unfriendly loner, the wildcat shuns man, and keeps aloof
from its own kind, hunting alone through the long hours of darkness in the cold
and windy Highlands. HUNTER AND PREY A proficient hunter, the wildcat will ...

A Companion to British Wildlife

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780863079122

Page: 320

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