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Introducing Rachel our newest member of the team.

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...
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December update: Santa brought us heating elements and batteries!

December has been an exciting month for the project! Not only has Santa been doing his rounds, we've been going from strength to strength in prepping for the return of the Mountain Chicken to...

Budding young scientists: Engaging the young froglets!

What could be more important than engaging young children in the wonderfully wild world around them, opening their eyes to new careers, opportunities and even dreams!?  Well this was exactly how we started our...

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...

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