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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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...
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...
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...
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...
With all the rain we have been having lately the team had to elicit some help from some fellow conservationists on island from Coral Cay Conservation to catch up on our tree frog surveys. We managed to catch a whopping 123 tree frogs over two surveys two nights in a row. It took a while to get used to...
On Saturday the 31st August 2013 the Dominican Mountain Chicken Project hosted the first Annual Mountain Chicken Hike. The aim of the hike was to raise awareness of the plight of the mountain chicken on Dominica and the work of the Dominican Mountain Chicken Project to protect this species. The hike was done on the Waitukubuli National Trail (Segment 2). This...
Today is the final day of the workshop and everyone is buzzing from the discovery of a surviving mountain chicken during our visit to the release site last night. At the end of day three the recovery plan for the species was starting to take shape. We have defined our vision, goal and objectives for the plan and the...
Day three of the workshop and we had some hard work to do today. Yesterday was an important day as the group worked together to determine the vision and the goal for the recovery plan. The decision was also made to extend this recovery plan to a time frame of 20 years. The day finished with creating problem trees...
Yesterday was the first day of the Mountain Chicken Recovery Plan workshop and the aim was to update everyone attending on all work conducted on the mountain chicken over the past 16 years. After five informative presentations participants were asked to write their own ideal vision of what state the mountain chicken species should be in the future. The...
Today was the first day of the Mountain Chicken Recovery Plan Workshop run by the Darwin Initiative Mountain Chicken Project in Montserrat. The project is now in the third and final year and we committed as part of the project proposal to developing a long-term restoration strategy for the species based on pulling together the results of everything we...