Wildcats at Clashindarroch
The presence the Scottish Wildcat on the site is something that has been considered and examined thoroughly as we have prepared our plans for the Clashindarroch II Wind Farm proposal.
Habitat Management Plan for Wildcat
An outline Habitat Management Plan (HMP) for wildcat has been developed, in consultation with key stakeholders. The HMP would include measures to improve habitat connectivity for wildcat between Clashindarroch Forest and large woodland blocks within the wider Strathbogie Wildcat Priority Area.
There are also measures to protect and enhance important wildcat habitats within Clashindarroch Forest, to ensure that there is no loss of shelter and denning opportunities as a result of the construction of the wind farm.
Wildcat conservation measures
Vattenfall is also committed to supporting wildcat conservation measures within Strathbogie though the funding of a fulltime Wildcat Project Officer and financial support for SWA’s ‘trap, neuter, vaccinated and release’ programme for feral and hybrid cats to help tackle the effects of introgressive hybridisation on the wildcat population.