MONTSERRAT'S ENDEMIC INVERTEBRATES PROJECT

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Montserrat is small mountainous Caribbean island, part of the Lesser Antilles chain, and it is a UK overseas territory. 

  • Rarity: Montserrat has approx. 97 invertebrate endemics, and another 166 species endemic to the Caribbean Islands 

  • Causes of decline: Montserrat's invertebrates are threatened by invasive plants and animals, and the destruction and degradation of their habitats. 

​Threats to the endemic invertebrates of Montserrat, include:

  • Invasive species, including introduced plants and animals 

  • Loss and fragmentation of native habitat, the habitats on island are very unique but they are vulnerable to human pressures

  • Climate change impacts

The Species Recovery Trust is supporting a Darwin Initiative project on the island's endemic invertebrates DPLUS155. Providing specialist invertebrate advice, conservation planning skills and increased capacity for conservation delivery.