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Sunday, June 20, 2021

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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
The last year for the project has been, to say the least, a rather intense one! We've been gradually moving from strength to strength; the creation of a SAFE haven against chytrid, the return of mountain chickens to Montserrat, our first nests (10 of them), and now on international volunteers day I'd like to introduce you to our newest...
Hello! It’s Rachel here, the new volunteer on the project and I’m here to give you all a quick update on what’s been going on lately. It’s been all change in the mountain chickens’ enclosure over the last few weeks and a lot of new tech has been added. As you might have read in one of the previous blogs,...