Six priority areas for Scottish wildcat conservation have been identified following research commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
Wildcats becoming an endangered species due to mixing with domestic cats, disease and loss of habitat.
Thee Angus Glens, Strathbogie in Aberdeenshire (HUNTLY), Strathavon in Moray and Morvern, Strathpeffer and Dulnain in the Highlands are the six areas.
The research suggested these were where wildcats had the best chance.
Nine areas were assessed as part of the multi-agency Wildcat Action project. Work to conserve wildcats in the six selected sites is to start next year.
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