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It’s getting hot hot hot! Controlling the chytrid fungus.

In a previous post you saw the process we went through to mark out the mountain chicken release site and construct our trial ponds.  This update explores the next step, increasing the temperature of...

Mountain Chicken Week Update & Frog Friends Event at Jersey Zoo

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...

Get to know Cheska our “Mountain Chicken Queen”!

One of my earliest memories as a child is that of sitting watching Italian wall lizards basking in the sun at my Grandparents house in northern Italy, how the the sunlight glinted off their...
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Update on the live food!

A quick video update for you all on how we are getting along with the rearing of our native and endemic live food, ready for the mountain chickens return to Montserrat! Many of these species...
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ZSL’s Mountain Chicken Queen joins us out in the field.

These last two weeks have been extremely busy for the project! We've been joined by ZSL's Cheska Servini, the self titled "Mountain Chicken Queen", who is contributing 16 of ZSL's captive bred mountain chickens...
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From Ashes to Insects: Converting a dilapidated volcano shelter into an insect breeding facility.

July was a busy month for the project!  Not only did it see the arrival of the first Durrell representative in Montserrat for 2 years and the initiation of the first phase of the...

New member of the team: Luke Jones, Research Assistant.

I must admit I feel as though I have been remiss; I've been in Montserrat working on the Mountain Chicken Recovery Programme for a month now and haven't yet taken the time to tell...

Picking up the baton….time to run!!

The Mountain Chicken Recovery Programme may have been quiet on the blog front for the last two years or so, but let me assure you Durrell and the MCRP have been busy plotting and...

Nordens Ark: The Newest Member of the Group

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...

Montserrat mountain chicken translocation blog part 5

Follow up monitoring  Moving the two frogs together, whilst the most important component, was just the first stage. As nothing like this had been done on this level with amphibians before we did not...

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