Conservationists in Northumberland have drawn upon the power of GPS to pinpoint 69 rare ants’ nests prior to work to fell thousands of trees. These nests were made of conifer needles, and the removal of 10,000 tonnes of conifer planted in the previous century is about to commence. The nests’ GPS co-ordinates will be recorded so that loggers won’t damage them during the felling process, while a bunch of conifers will be left in place so that the ants have sufficient building materials to continue remaining alive.
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