Experimental reintroduction of Montserrat's Critically Endangered mountain chicken frog

Mountain Chicken frog in Centre Hills of Montserrat, before arrival of chytrid. © Dr Mike Pienkowski

One of the sites in the Adopt a Home for Wildlife initiative of UKOTCF & Montserrat National Trust is being used also as an experimental location for reintroduction of the Critically Endangered ‘mountain chicken’ frog – which occurs only on Montserrat and Dominica. Like many amphibians around the world, the survival of this species is threatened by an introduced fungus. Our 9-minute video describes the testing of the experimental manipulation of conditions to help the frogs overcome this.  

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