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Saturday, October 31, 2020
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...
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...
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...
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...
To celebrate mountain chicken day on the 13th September our partners hosted a myriad of events and activities to engage, excite and educate the general public in everything weird and wonderfully mountain chicken.  They touched on topics from the mountain chickens unusual physiology and behaviours, right through to the challenges they have faced with exposure to deadly amphibian chytrid...
If a Mountain Chicken calls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it still make a sound? One of our main tools for finding surviving frogs, both released and native ones is the sound of the males' calling. They perch themselves on a rock to bellow out their barks and the sound travels far across...
I have some really exciting news to share with you today… Last weekend, we were out in the forest doing our regular tree frog catching and swabbing to monitor the presence of chytrid fungus. We had just started on the hike back to the car, after spending a few hours looking for tiny tree frogs hiding in the dry...
My name is Laura and I have recently arrived in Montserrat to join the Mountain Chicken team here. I had the pleasure of seeing a mountain chicken on my first trip to Montserrat last year, and couldn’t believe how big they are. Especially when I was told that the frog I considered to be a giant was just a...
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...