Appeal to farmers to protect the Crapaud as Dominica joined the rest of the world in observance of World Mountain Chicken Day Tuesday
Dominica joined the rest of the world in observance of World Mountain Chicken Day Tuesday.
In Dominica, the day is recognized to help create awareness about the plight of the mountain chicken frog, also known as the crapaud.
For a number of years the forestry division has taken measures aimed at protecting the remaining mountain chicken and to increase the population.
Assistant Forest Officer, Stephen Durand, says the mountain chicken not only served as a food source, but was vital to farmers and is urging the general public to assist in preserving the small existing population.
Assistant Forest Officer Stephen Durand
Currently the world population of the Mountain Chicken is less than 500, with Dominica being home to about a third of that number with just over 115 frogs tagged.
The Amphibian Technician at the Forestry Wildlife and Parks Division Michel Sultan is appealing to farmers in particular to play their part is protecting the crapaud.
Amphibian Technician at the Forestry Wildlife and Parks Division Michel Sultan
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