Mountain Chicken Critical To Montserrat's Ecosystem
A Research Assistant with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in the United Kingdom says there is a connection between the increase in agricultural pests and the extinction of the Mountain Chicken.
Luke Jonas who is assigned to the Mountain Chicken project says the amphibian has a critical function in Montserrat’s eco-system.
He believes the successful reintroduction of the Mountain Chicken in the Wild will do farmers here a huge favour.
Jones is on island preparing for the fourth release of the Mountain Chicken.
In the experiment, scientists will change the frogs environment in the ecosystem so that it is suitable for the endemic wildlife but unsuitable for the Chytrid fungus.