An Environmental Triumph in Montserrat

Something interesting is happening here in Montserrat!  All over the island, researchers are now crossing their fingers and listening closely for an old sound to be heard again in the island’s tropical rainforest.

In the past year, Montserrat scientists have released more than 100 of the world’s largest frogs back into the island’s ponds and forests.

In 2009, a deadly fungus nearly wiped out the mountain chicken frog.  The situation was so dire that teams of scientists harvested dozens of young frogs and frog eggs, and airlifted them to labs in Sweden and the UK in an effort to save the native species.

Today, those frogs have grown up, and are back again living in their natural habitat. Now, mating season has just started, and everyone is waiting to hear their distinctive mating call – a unique whooping cry made only at night.  That sound could mean the frogs are looking to breed, and that means the species may survive, and even thrive, again in the lush mountain forests.

Montserrat is one of the most beautiful and untouched islands in the Caribbean, famous for its lush greenery and lack of large-scale development.

Start planning your own Montserrat holiday so you can explore this natural paradise.  There are excellent choices for the perfect villa Montserrat for you and your family, where you can plan to spend you days hiking through the woods, playing on the beach, or even just sitting by your private pool, listening for frog calls on the gentle night breeze.