Unique footage of wildcats
Wild animals caught on camera: Stefan Suter from the Research Group for Wildlife Management successfully captured unique footage of wildcats. A report on his success in the Schweiz Aktuell news programme on 15.11.2017.
Stefan Suter set up a camera trap in the Fanel nature reserve on Lake Neuchâtel with the intent to film wild boars; instead, he ended up capturing footage of a variety of other wild animals. Particularly impressive is his footage of wildcats. These animals were hunted intensively in Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries, resulting in a dramatic decrease in wildcat populations in Switzerland as elsewhere. Today, the wildcat is protected in Switzerland and is once again spreading, particularly in the wooded areas of the Jura.