To ensure the survivalof the small tigers in our countryside the BUND has been working on the "safety net for the European wildcat" since July 2004. The vision: a nation-wide network of wildcat forests in Germany.
It all started with a pilot project in Thuringia. The national park Hainich - one of Germany's most primeval forests - shall be connected with the Thuringian Forest stuated at a distance of 20 kilometres. Both forests are ideal habitats but at the moment the European wildcats only live in the Hainich in larger numbers. The Thuringian Forest is out of their reach.