Mapping the spatial configuration of hybridization risk for an endangered population of the European wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris) in Scotland

@article{Kilshaw2015MappingTS,
  title={Mapping the spatial configuration of hybridization risk for an endangered population of the European wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris) in Scotland},
  author={K. Kilshaw and R. Montgomery and R. Campbell and David A. Hetherington and P. J. Johnson and A. Kitchener and D. Macdonald and J. Millspaugh},
  journal={Mammal Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={61},
  pages={1-11}
}
  • K. Kilshaw, R. Montgomery, +5 authors J. Millspaugh
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • Mammal Research
  • The wildcat in Scotland, UK, is currently at risk of extinction because of hybridization with feral domestic cats (ferals) and hybrids (wildcat × domestic cat crosses). Conservation efforts are hampered by limited information on the distribution of these three cat types and the spatial variation in hybridization risk. From January 2010 to July 2013, we conducted widespread camera-trapping surveys throughout northern Scotland to document the distribution of ferals, hybrids, and wildcats. Using… CONTINUE READING
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