The decline of the mountain chicken frog...
The decline of this species from tens of thousands down to fewer than 140 is symbolic of the Chytridiomycosis crisis that is devastating amphibians across the world.
Whilst this is one of the fastest species declines ever witnessed, all hope is not lost.
Durrell are pioneers
Together with our partners we have developed a ground-breaking plan to turn this species into a symbol of hope.
Creating these safe havens has never been done before but it is the first vital stepping stone on the path to species recovery.
Mountain chickens need safe havens to persist free of the disease in the wild. Creating these safe havens has never been done before but it is the first vital stepping stone on the path to species recovery.
Our goal is that we can restore the mountain chicken back its native range through a series of the safe havens. Providing this concept as a tool for conservationists to replicate worldwide would reprepsent a giant leap forward in the clobal fight against chytrid.
Help us Build Safe havens for the mountain chicken
Please, if you can, contribute to our critical safe campaign.
Help us build a safe haven for the Mountain Chicken and give hope to amphibians worldwide...
Pays for one swab to test the frogs
for deadly chytrid fungus.
Provides a weeks' worth of food
for the frog breeding facility.
Buys a datalogger to record
Buys a battery to heat the pond
and make it unsuitable for chytrid.
Provides fencing material to help
build the Safe Haven.