Helena is is based at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland's Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore. She is responsible for providing project support, as well as for engaging the local community and stakeholders with the ongoing efforts to restore Scotland’s wildcats.
Helena realised her passion for wildcat conservation during her BSc Geography, researching the public’s perceptions of wildcats for her dissertation, and continued researching the plight of Scotland’s wildcats during her MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management.
She has worked in the USA to engage communities in wildlife conservation and captive big cat welfare, and has held a number of engagement and outreach positions in the UK. As a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Helena is excited to use her knowledge of public engagement to further the work of Saving Wildcats.
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Himalayan Wolves Project Update May 2022
Our RZSS WildGenes experts have been working with Dr Geraldine Werhahn for more than six years on the Himalayan Wolves Project, which aims to gather scientific evidence to support the conservation of wolves, and their prey, in the high-altitude habitats across the Himalayas. Find out the latest from the project here.
First wildcat kittens born at Saving Wildcats conservation breeding for release centre
Wildcat kittens, which will likely be among the first of their species to be released into the wild in Britain, have been born in the Saving Wildcats conservation breeding for release centre at our Highland Wildlife Park.