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Please help Durrell raise £5,000 to reunite the last 2 wild mountain chicken frogs on Montserrat, and help their species breed there for the first time since 2009
We urgently need your help to ensure that the mountain chicken’s story has a happy ending. We’re aiming to raise £5,000, which we’ll use to translocate the last remaining wild female into the territory of the last remaining native male. They’re the only ones on this island that survived chytrid, a deadly fungal disease that's wiped out 99% of the global population in just 12 years, and now we need to get them together - the survival of their species on their home island depends on it.
It’s the stuff of fairytale legends: one kiss of a frog, and the hero is transformed into a dashing prince. The story we want to tell is a little different. For our hero, one of just two remaining mountain chicken frogs in Montserrat, that 'kiss' might just be the start of something altogether more profound; the rejuvenation of his entire species.
From volcanic explosions to a sudden deadly fungal disease outbreak, this is one love story that certainly isn’t out of the classic storybooks. But with you on our side, we’re doing all we can to make sure its ending is every bit as heart warming.
The mountain chicken frog is one of the rarest amphibians to be found anywhere in the world, and exists on just two Caribbean islands, Montserrat and Dominica. There are thought to be less than 100 left in the wild, and incredibly just two are thought to remain on Montserrat. The last time this animal bred on this tiny, volcanic island was 2009.
Unlike a fairytale, this story is real, and it’s waiting to be told… with your help!
Please join us and add your own donation, and let’s get a mountain chicken and her prince together!
Please donate whatever you can today.
If we reach our target, we'll capture the reunion and create a story for you to watch... which we'll send to you as our little 'thank you' for your support
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