Wildcats fall prey to guns, traps and interbreeding

November 1991
New Scientist;11/23/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1796, p15
Presents survey findings of the Nature Conservancy Council for Scotland that wildcats in Scotland are still being shot, poisoned and snared even though the species is protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of Decline in the number of wildcats in Great Britain; Other factors cited for the decline in the wildcat population including the maturation of plantations; Threat of interbreeding with feral cats to wildcats.


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