Survey - Biodiversity of Montserrat children from 12 to 17 y-old
This survey is part of a project conducted by the Montserrat National Trust in collaboration with RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Bird) and funded by EU BEST Initiative concerning the protection of Montserrat's natural environment.
The objective of this questionnaire is to assess the knowledge of the population LIVING* in Montserrat regarding the health of its fauna and flora.

This questionnaire is anonymous and will be used only to determine areas that need to be emphasized by the Montserrat National Trust in mounting public awareness programmes. At the same time, hopefully the survey will provide information to the Montserrat population about protecting the environment.

There is no right or wrong answer; just share with us what do you know. Please do not ask your parents or friends. Challenge yourself to see what you know.

The questionnaire is composed of 13 very short questions.
If you have already filled in this form, please do not do so a second time.

Please note that changes cannot be made after submission, so we invite you to do an overall review before submitting.

*LIVING: If you are living in Montserrat (staying on island more than 6 months per year), we invite you to fill in the questionnaire, if not, we thank you for your interest.

PRELIMINARY: What is a "SPECIES"? It's a group of animals or plants that are similar and can produce young animals or plants : a group of related animals or plants that is smaller than a genus - Members of the same species share the same evolutionary history and are more closely related to each other than they are to any other organisms, including other members of the same genus. It can also be defined as: a particular group of things or people that belong together or have some shared quality.
1/ What means "Endemic" species?*
Select your answer(s)
2/ Which of these is a mountain chicken?
3/ Where do you think Mountain Chickens live?
4/ Select flower(s) that can be found only in Montserrat and nowhere else in the world?
5/ Select animal(s) that can be found only in Montserrat and nowhere else in the world?
Ameiva "Ground Lizard" - Lizard species
6/ Select the sentence you think is true
7/ The Bananaquit and the Oriole are two names for the same bird
8/ In your own words, please explain what does "invasive species" mean.
Your answer
9/ Please give four (4) main characteristics that species need to meet to be qualified as an invasive species.
Precision: all 4 characteristics are common to all invasive species
10 a / Select marine species that you think could be a danger for the life of other species, in or around Montserrat.
10 b/ Select terrestrial species that you think could be a threat to the survival of other species (animal or plant), in or around Montserrat.
11/ Select animal or plant species that is at risk of disappearing on Montserrat?
12/ Why do you think it's important to take action to preserve Montserrat's natural environment?
It's important to take action to preserve Montserrat's natural environment, because
13/Which departments of the Government you think are responsible of keeping track of species brought on island.
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