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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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,...

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  It’s that time of year again- countless people are setting their new year’s resolutions to start hitting the gym and shed the excess pounds they gained over Christmas. Our mountain chickens on the other hand have a whole other agenda- to gain as much weight as possible! So, don’t be disheartened if your new regime isn’t going to plan-...
With January comes the start of Chytrid fungus disease monitoring season for the team!  It's a delight really it is! Throughout this period we conduct monthly night surveys at field sites all across Montserrat; catching and swabbing a minimum of 60 treefrogs at each site for signs of the disease, this in-turn gives us a good idea of 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...
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...
Welcome back to the mountain chicken blog! We hope that you are all staying safe and well during these challenging times! Today we are delighted to present the second blog in our ‘Introducing’ series, where this week we are getting to know Tavis, who conserves the mountain chickens as an Environment Worker in Montserrat’s Department of Environment. Tavis is an...
Welcome back to the blog! We've got something a bit different for you this week. Although of course we love our mountain chickens the most, we thought it was high time that we showed some appreciation for the other animals that call this island's tropical paradise their home. Our volunteer, Rachel, is here to share with us some tales...
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...
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 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...