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Wood Ant Steering Group

The Wood Ant Steering Group was established in the early 2000’s to advise on and drive the biodiversity action plans (BAP) for British wood ant species and their relatives. The ongoing purpose of the group is to bridge gaps between science and policy/practice in order to secure the future of wood ants in the UK.

Today, we are not just concerned with BAP species, but with all wood-dwelling ants, associated species and their habitats. Our network includes representatives from the following organisations:

  • Buglife
  • The James Hutton Institute
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
  • Cairngorms National Park Authority
  • NatureScot
  • Forest and Land Scotland (FLS)
  • Hymettus
  • Badenoch & Strathspey Conservation Group (BSCG)
  • University of York
  • Devon Wildlife Trust
  • Caledonian Conservation
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT)
  • Natural England
  • Zoological Society of London
  • National Trust for Scotland (NTS)

For further information on the group, contact Jenni Stockan or Craig Macadam.