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We need a rain dance!

Have you ever day dreamed about constant nice weather, no rain and how it would be paradise?? … Well it is not always the case! Rain is starting to feel like a distant memory here,...

Fairy Positive

So tonight it was time to give the release frogs a break and go and carry out transect surveys on one of the sites that surviving wild mountain chickens can be found called Fairy...

Greetings from Dominica

This is Emma here, I’ve made the hop from Montserrat to Dominica to assist with the captive breeding programme for the Mountain Chicken (or Crapaud as they’re more commonly called here). The facility I’m working...

Montserrat Science Week

The project has had a busy week this week with Montserrat Science Week. Originally set up by the Montserrat Volcano observatory to outreach to local Montserratians about the active volcano this week has evolved...

Well we’re two weeks in and already the rollercoaster of 2013 has started, we’ve been having some luck finding some of our missing frogs, but there has also been a bit of bad news...

Hoppy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone, from the Mountain Chicken Project team here in Montserrat!!! We have had a very hectic couple of weeks here on the island as we are right in the thick of radio-tracking...

Radio-tracking, tree frogging, tree planting and more…

Hi all, Emma here again, it’s been a busy few weeks! We’ve been out tracking the mountain chickens, exploring various bits of forests for surviving mountain chickens, carrying out chytrid surveys of tree...

Learning to radio-track

So given that we now have some new frogs complete with radio-transmitters running around the island, it’s now time for the radiotracking to begin. The core team Sarah-Louise, Blacka and Lloydie are all wonderfully...

Da mountain chickens are back on de island!

Great news! 24 happy, healthy mountain chickens finally arrived into Montserrat after their long journey from Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust herpetology house in Jersey. As a volunteer on the project I, Emma Downie, will...

Together we’re stronger!

A collaborative effort to save the mountain chicken frog has been in effect between the islands of Montserrat and Dominica for many years, but our partnership was recently strengthened when Montserratian primary field assistant...

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