W I L D D O M I N I Q U E
IUCN SOS 2020A-161
REPORT ON DOMINICA'S MOUNTAIN CHICKEN FROG TEAM'S EXCHANGE TRIP TO MONTSERRAT
CONSERVING DOMINICA’S MOUNTAIN CHICKEN AS A FLAGSHIP FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
PREPARED AND PRESENTED BY
JEANELLE BRISBANE, WILDLIFE ECOLOGIST
From 16-24th May 2022, Ira Pierre and Jeanelle Brisbane of the Dominica Mountain Chicken Frog Project team visited the island...
The mountain chicken is a Critically Endangered frog found only on Montserrat and Dominica and is the largest native amphibian in the Carribean. Populations on both islands have been devastated by the amphibian chytrid fungus, first on Dominica from 2002 and subsequently from 2009 on Montserrat. The wild population across both islands is currently estimated to be about 100 individuals.