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Donations from specialist Wildcat Ale help sustain wildcat campaign

Thanks to donations from the Cairngorm Brewery in Aviemore, a conservation project aimed at monitoring the habits of the Scottish wildcat is being sustained.

Over the past two years, it seems the micro-brewery has sold some 100,000 bottle of the speciality Wildcat Ale, with every bottle sold resulting in a donation to the project.

The campaign, called the Highland Tiger project, has to sustain vital monitoring equipment at the Cairngorms National Park, where camera traps can monitor wildcat behaviour without upsetting their behaviour, as the animals are wary of human presence. One of the difficulties is that at low temperatures, rechargeable batteries can’t cope, and their capacity drops – or they stop working altogether – meaning frequent visits. Conventional batteries offer superior performance, but can’t be recharged, so need to be replaced when they die, leading to higher running costs.

via Beer drinkers boost campaign to save Scotland’s wildcat | Highlands & Islands | STV News.

Highland Tiger : The Scottish Wildcat

Cairngorm Brewery – Aviemore – Scotland

Cairngorms National Park Authority

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November 15, 2011 - Posted by | Appeal, Civilian | , , , ,

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