Natural England and Highways England team up to save rare ant from extinction

Highways England is working with the Devon Wildlife Trust, Buglife and Natural England on a project to save the narrow-headed ant from extinction in south-west England

Narrow-headed ants
The last known population of narrow-headed ants is holding out in DevonĀ 

Highways England is working with the Devon Wildlife Trust, Buglife and Natural England on a project to save the narrow-headed ant from extinction in south-west England.

The overarching Back from the Brink project aims to save 20 species from extinction, including the grey long-eared bat, birds like the black-tailed godwits and willow tits, the field cricket and other invertebrates like the ladybird spider.

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