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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
We have a beautiful new member of the mountain chicken family to introduce. He’s big, he’s bold and he’s ready to spread a conservation message to people island-wide! No, we haven’t had any nests yet, but we do have a mountain chicken statue. This concrete frog signals the beginning of our exciting new outreach initiative, where we’re going to bring...

We Found That Girl

The frogs released in January have been really shy since Blanca and I arrived. When going out to survey other areas for surviving wild mountain chicken we've been welcomed by the calling of handsome proud males. But in Sweetwater we were met by nothing but silence. Where were they? Night after night, week after week we trodded down the...
Thanks to Delroy N. Williams for this fantastic poem depicting the plight of the mountain chicken in Dominica. It is so great to see such wonderful support for the mountain chicken in Dominica, Montserrat, across the Caribbean and of course overseas.
Whew, what a few months. 2014 has been an exciting and busy few months for the MC Team based in Dominica. This year has seen the start of the most intensive field surveying carried out since Chytridiomycosis first arrived on the Island in 2002! The numbers of wild mountain chickens remaining in Dominica have been an unknown quantity for a...
Hi everyone and welcome back to the blog! It's Rachel here, the intern on the project and this week I am back with some tales from the field that are not for the faint of heart... Maybe it was because we were approaching Halloween (the spookiest time of the year) but late this October, some very strange things occured. The...
Hello everyone and welcome to another mountain chicken blog! This week I sat down with our colleague and good friend Lloydie, in order to find out what inspires him as a conservationist, how he got to where he is today and to share his insight on how the project is going so far. As Forestry Technician in Montserrat's Department...
Role: 2 x Mountain Chicken Project Officer Location: Montserrat Salary: Dependent on experience & qualifications Hours: Full Time Contract: Fixed Term – 2 years and 6 months from signing with possibility of extension As part of a new Darwin Funded initiative the Mountain Chicken Recovery Programme (MCRP) is seeking two enthusiastic aspiring or early-career conservation biologists to join the team. The successful applicants will...
In 2014 Nordens Ark became the newest partner in the mountain chicken project, and hope to assist in the restoration of self-sustaining, viable populations of the mountain chicken through breeding captive individuals and later reintroductions. The Ark itself is located near Smögen in Sweden and is run by a non-profit foundation.   Nordens' have been helping the mountain chicken’s cause since...
Hello and welcome back to the blog! This week, we are thrilled to welcome a brand new member of staff on to the MCRP team. Today we are hearing from Kaysie, one of the new Project Officers- She is a great addition to the team, full of new skills and ideas and we can't wait to see how she...
On Friday the 13th September 2013 Dominica hosted the first Annual Mountain Chicken Day.   This event was designed to help create awareness about the plight of the Mountain Chicken Frog (Leptodactylus Fallax) also known in Dominica as the Crapaud. The event was free so that all the public could attend and there were numerous planned activities throughout the day.   The day...