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Save the Scottish Wildcat from Extinction

  • Submitted by: Mercedes Villalba, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 16 May 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-08914

That the Parliament recognises NatureScot’s recent conclusions that Scottish wildcat populations are too few to be viable; understands that this population loss is due to hybridisation, disease, and habitat loss; supports the plans of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland to reintroduce wildcats into the Cairngorms National Park; encourages ongoing conservation efforts to save the Scottish wildcat, and urges the Scottish Government to take action to remove the threats to wildcat populations in order to allow wild populations of this native mammal to recover.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Finlay Carson, Maggie Chapman, Foysol Choudhury, Rhoda Grant, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Douglas Lumsden, Carol Mochan, Alex Rowley, Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield