The Durrell Lecture: The Mountain Chicken Diaries. - Copy - Copy
Oct 03 2012
DrLee DurrellMBE invites you to:
The Durrell Lecture:
The Mountain Chicken Diaries
This year we are reflecting on our efforts to save the
Montserratmountain chicken from extinction – the
On 14th February, 2009 we launched an immediate
response to an appeal from the government of
Montserratto avert a disaster.
The mountain chicken had succumbed to the chytrid
fungus, currently threatening amphibians all around
the globe. Our team fromJerseywent out and brought
back a safety net population to breed and study at Durrell.
We also set up a project inMontserratto work with the
species and the local people on the island.
By 2011 we were returning our captive bred frogs to
their native habitat inMontserrat.
Please join us for an informal supper, then stay to
hear first hand reports from our staff both at home
and in the field.
Imperial College, South Kensington Campus, London, London (Greater London), SW7 2AZ
Event Contact Details
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust , Les Augres Manor, Trinity, Jersey, The Channel Isles . JE3 5BP