Building capacity to make Montserrat a mountain chicken refuge


Montserrat
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Ref: DPLUS105

Status: Current

Round:
8
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Project Partners:
Montserrat National Trust, Montserrat Department of Environment, Zoological Society of London (ZSL), Chester Zoo, Montserrat Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, WildDominique, Bristol Zoological Society
Start Date:
01-07-20
End Date:
31-03-23
Funding:
£265,923.00
Website:
Regions:
UKOT
Biomes:
Island biodiversity
Threats To Biodiversity:
Land use change
Broad Approches:
Species conservation, In situ, Ecosystem conservation, General measures
Specific Tools:
Nbsap, Monitoring, Cepa, Training, Research, Research training
Countries:
Montserrat
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
The amphibian disease, chytridiomycosis, arrived on Dominica and Montserrat in 2002 and 2009 respectively, decimating populations of the islands’ endemic mountain chicken frog. In response, we have established a European captive breeding programme and built a world’s first semi-wild enclosure to test whether habitat manipulation can mitigate chytridiomycosis. To ensure long-term success, this project will significantly increase Montserratian conservation capacity and public engagement, develop a five-year conservation plan for this Critically Endangered species and facilitate knowledge sharing to enable replicability.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS105 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2020-09-25 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS105 HYR1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS105 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2021-08-11 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS105 HYR2 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2022-01-14 00:00:00