Jenny Daltry, Ph.D. F.R.G.S.

Caribbean Alliance Director, Re:wild

    Education

    Ph.D., Tropical Zoology, University of Aberdeen

    B.Sc. Zoology, University of Bristol

    Dr. Jenny Daltry works chiefly on the restoration of island ecosystems and recovery of endangered species. Though perhaps best known for leading programs to save critically threatened reptiles, including Siamese Crocodiles, Antiguan Racers and Union Island Geckos, she has worked on a wide variety of animal and plant taxa in over 30 countries. Prior to joining Global Wildlife Conservation, Dr. Jenny Daltry was Senior Conservation Biologist at Fauna & Flora International and for many years served as director of operations in the Caribbean and Cambodia, where she received a knighthood for her services to conservation.

    Jenny began her career as a volunteer, working in zoos and supporting research and conservation of India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Her doctoral research took her to Southeast Asia, where she studied the ecology of venomous snakes before embarking on biodiversity inventories and working with Indigenous communities to preserve critical habitats and improve livelihoods. Jenny’s interest in ecosystem restoration began in 1995 upon seeing the devastating impacts that non-native rats have on Caribbean biodiversity. Since then, she has led projects to successfully eradicate harmful invasive animals and plants from nearly 30 islands, catalysing the rapid recovery of native species and ecosystems. Jenny is particularly interested in how restoring healthy, functioning ecosystems, both inside and outside of protected areas, can strengthen the resilience of island people and wildlife to climate change.

    Dr. Daltry is a strong believer in responding to locally identified needs and encouraging and enabling local community groups and government agencies to raise funds and run their own custom-designed conservation programs. She is an active member of six IUCN SSC Specialist Groups, an Adventure Ambassador for GREAT Britain and North Ireland campaign, and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.

    Appleton, M.R., Barborak, J.R., Daltry, J.C., O’Connell, M., Sparkes, E., Owen, N., Singh, R. & Sterling, E. How should conservation be professionalised? Oryx, in press.

    Blades, D.C., Horrocks, J.A. & Daltry, J.C. (2020) The Barbados leaf-toed gecko (Phyllodactylus pulcher): between a rock and a hard place. Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, 66, 12–20.

    Donihue, C.M., Daltry. J.C., Challenger, S., Losos, J. & Herrel, A. (2020) Population increase and changes in behavior and morphology in the Redonda ground lizard (Pholidoscelis atratus) following the successful removal of alien rats and goats. Integrative Zoology, 2020, 0, 1–11.

    Pounder, K.C., Mukhida, F., Brown, R.P, Carter, D., Daltry, J.C., Fleming, T., Goetz., M., Hughes, G., Questel, .K., Saccheri, I.J., Williams, R., & Soanes, L.M. (2020) Testing for hybridisation of the Critically Endangered Iguana delicatissima on Anguilla to inform conservation efforts. Conservation Genetics, 21, 405–420.

    Hayward, M.W., Callen, A., Allen, B.L., Ballard, G., Broekhuis, F., Bugir, C., Clarke, R.H., Clulow, J., Clulow, S., Daltry, J.C., Davies-Mostert, H.T., Fleming, P.J.S., Greene, H.W, Griffin, A.S., Howell, L.G., Kerley, G.I.H., Klop-Toker, K., Legge, S., Major, T., Meyer, N., Montgomery, R.A., Moseby, K., Parker, D.M., Périquet, S., Read, J., Scanlon, R., Seeto, R., Shuttleworth, C., Somers, M.J., Tamessar, C., Tuft, K., Upton, R., Valenzuela-Molina, M., Wayne, A., Witt, R.R. & Wüster, W. (2020) Envisioning the future with ‘compassionate’ conservation: an ominous projection for native wildlife and biodiversity. Biological Conservation, 241, 108365.

    Ortiz-Catedral, L., Christian, E., Skirrow, M., Rueda, D., Sevilla, C., Kumar, K., Reyes, E. & Daltry, J.C. (2019) Diet of six Galapagos terrestrial snakes (Pseudalsophis spp.) inferred from fecal samples. Herpetology Notes, 12, 701–704.

    Hayward, M.W., Callen, A., Allen, B.L., Ballard, G., Broekhuis, F., Bugir, C., Clarke, R.H., Clulow, J., Clulow, S., Daltry, J.C., Davies-Mostert, H.T., Fleming, P.J.S., Greene, H.W, Griffin, A.S., Howell, L.G., Kerley, G.I.H., Klop-Toker, K., Legge, S., Major, T., Meyer, N., Montgomery, R.A., Moseby, K., Parker, D.M., Périquet, S., Read, J., Scanlon, R., Seeto, R., Shuttleworth, C., Somers, M.J., Tamessar, C., Tuft, K., Upton, R., Valenzuela-Molina, M., Wayne, A. Witt, R.R. & Wüster, W. (2019) Should the compassionate tail wag the conservation dog? Conservation Biology, 33, 760-768.

    Williams, R., Daltry, J.C., Morton, M.N. & Toussaint, A. (2019) The distribution of non-native Anolis lizards on Saint Lucia, Lesser Antilles. Caribbean Journal of Science, 49, 269–277.

    Breuil, M., Vuillaume, B., Schikorski, D., Krauss, U., Morton, M.N., Corry, E., Haynes, P., Daltry, J.C., Gaymes, G., Bech, N., Jelic, M.J. & Grandjean, F. (2019) A story of nasal horns: New subspecies of Iguana Laurenti, 1768 (Squamata, Iguanidae) in Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada (Southern Lesser Antilles) and their implication for the taxonomy of the genus Iguana. Zootaxa, 4608, 201–232.

    Bell, E.A., Daltry, J.C., Mukhida, F., Connor, R. & Varnham, K.J. (2019) The eradication of black rats (Rattus rattus) from Dog Island, Anguilla, using ground-based techniques. In Island Invasives: Scaling Up to Meet the Challenge (eds C.R. Veitch, M.N. Clout, A.R. Martin, J.C. Russell and C.J. West) (2019), pp. 162–166. Occasional Paper SSC no. 62. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

    Daltry, J.C. (2018) Caribbean islands—Islas del Caribe. In IslandsIslas (eds N.D Holmes, O. Langrand, R.A. Mittermeier, A.B. Rylands, T. Brooks, D.R. Spatz, J.C. Russell, W. Sechrest & F. Mendez-Sanchez). pp. 177 - 189. Earth in Focus Inc., Qualicum Beach, Canada.

    Daltry, J.C. & Bell, E.A. (2018) Can brodifacoum save endangered species? Recent experiences from the West Indies. Outlooks on Pest Management, 18, 80–85.

    Neang T., Chan S., Chhin S., Samorn V., Poyarkov, N.A., Stephens, J., Daltry, J.C. & Stuart, B.L. (2017) First records of three snake species from Cambodia. Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2017, 142–146.

    Appleton, M.R., Toussaint, A. & Daltry, J.C. (2017) From forestry to protected area and ecosystem management: organisational change in Saint Lucia, West Indies. Parks, 23.2, 51–62.

    Daltry, J.C., Lawrence, S.N., Lindsay, K., Morton, M.N., Otto, A. & Thibou, A. (2017) Successful reintroduction of Antiguan racers Alsophis antiguae to offshore islands in Antigua, West Indies. International Zoo Yearbook, 51, 1–10.

    Williams, R., Ross, T., Morton, M.N., Daltry, J.C. & Isidore, L. (2016) Update on the natural history and conservation status of the Saint Lucia racer snake, Erythrolamprus ornatus Garman, 1887 (Squamata, Dipsadidae). Herpetology Notes, 9, 157–162.

    Daltry, J.C., Langelet, E., Solmu, G.C., van der Ploeg, J., van Weerd, M. & Whitaker, R. (2016) Successes and failures of crocodile harvesting strategies in the Asia Pacific. In (eds A.A. Aguirre & R. Sukumar) Tropical Conservation, pp. 345–362. Oxford University Press, New York, USA.

    Sam H., Hor L., Nhek R., Sorn P., Heng S., Simpson, B., Starr, A., Brook, S., Frechette, J.L. & Daltry, J.C. (2015) Status, distribution and ecology of the Siamese crocodile Crocodylus siamensis in Cambodia. Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2015, 153–164.

    Lawrence, S.N. & Daltry, J.C. (2015) Antigua announces its 15th island cleared of invasive alien mammals. Oryx, 49, 389.

    Daltry, J.C., Prospere, A., Toussaint, A., Gengelbach, J. & Morton, M.N. (2015) Making business scents: How to sustainably harvest incense from the globally threatened lansan tree Protium attenuatum. Oryx, 49, 431–441. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S003060531400115X, 11 pages.

    Gill, D. & Daltry, J. (2015) How to Make a Monitoring Plan for Threatened Tree Species. Global Trees Campaign Brief #3. Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK.

    Daltry, J.C., James, K.J., Otto, A. & Ross, T.N. (2012) Evidence that eradicating black rats has boosted the recovery of rare reptiles and seabirds on Antiguan islands. In Biodiversité Insulaire: la Flore, la Faune et l’Homme dans les Petites Antilles (eds J.L. Vernier & M. Burac), pp. 141-145. Direction de l'Environnement, de l'Aménagement et du Logement de Martinique et Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, France.

    Bohm, M., Daltry, J.C. et al. (2012) The conservation status of the world’s reptiles. Biological Conservation, 157, 372–385.

    Neang T., Grismer, L.L. & Daltry, J.C. (2012) A new species of kukri snake (Serpent: Colubridae: Oligodon) from the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, in the northwestern Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia. Zootaxa, 3388, 41-55.

    Daltry, J.C., Fisher, M. & Furey, N.M. (2011) How to write a winning paper. Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2012, 97-100.

    Daltry, J.C. (2011) An introduction to the herpetofauna of Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda, with some conservation recommendations. In (eds A. Hailey, B.S. Wilson & J.A. Horrocks) Conservation of Caribbean Island Herpetofaunas, pp. 17-51. Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands.

    Daltry, J.C. (2011) Editorial: Finders, keepers. Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2011, 77-78.

    Daltry, J.C. & Starr, A. (2010) Development of a re-introduction and reinforcement programme for Siamese crocodiles in Cambodia. In (ed. P. Soorae) Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2010, pp. 118-123. IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group and Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    Daltry, J.C., Anthonyson, D.A. & Morton, M.N. (2010) Re-introduction of the Antiguan racer to offshore islands of Antigua, West Indies. In (ed. P. Soorae) Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2010, pp. 98-103. IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group and Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    Starr, A., Sam H. & Daltry, J. (2010) 2010 monitoring and nest surveys reveal status and threats of community-protected Crocodylus siamensis sub-populations in Cambodia. Crocodile Specialist Group Newsletter, 29, 7-9.

    Starr, A., Daltry, J.C., & Nhek R. (2010) DNA study reveals C. siamensis at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, Cambodia. Newsletter of the IUCN/ SSC Crocodile Specialist Group, 28, 5-7.

    Oum S., Hor L., Sam H., Sonn P., Simpson, B., & Daltry, J.C. (2009) A comparative study of incentive-based schemes for Siamese crocodile Crocodylus siamensis conservation in the Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia. Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2009, 40-57.

    Daltry, J.C. (2008) Editorial: Cambodia’s biodiversity revealed. Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2008, 3-5.

    Bradfield, D., & Daltry, J.C. (2008) Progress in breaking the link between narcotics crime and rainforest loss in Cambodia. Oryx, 42, 481. [Republished in 2009 in Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2009, 5-6].

    Daltry, J.C. (2007) An introduction to the herpetofauna of Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda, with some conservation recommendations. Journal of Applied Herpetology 4, 97-130.

    Grismer, L.L., Neang T., Chav T., Grismer, J.L., Wood, P.L., Youmans, T.M., Ponce, A., Daltry, J.C., & Kaiser, H.  (2007) The herpetofauna of the Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary and checklist of the herpetofauna of the Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia. Hamadryad 31, 216-241.

    Daltry, J.C., Fox, M., & Appleton, M.R. (2006) Green Development: Guidelines for Sustainable Development in Protected Areas. Cardamom Mountains Wildlife Sanctuaries Project: Ministry of Environment and Fauna & Flora International, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Daltry J.C. (2006) Reintroduction of the critically endangered Antiguan racer Alsophis antiguae to Green Island, Antigua. Conservation Evidence, 3, 36-38.

    Daltry J.C. (2006) The reintroduction of the critically endangered Antiguan Racer Alsophis antiguae, to Rabbit Island, Antigua. Conservation Evidence, 3, 33-35.

    Daltry J.C. (2006) The effect of black rat Rattus rattus control on the population of the Antiguan racer snake Alsophis antiguae on Great Bird Island, Antigua. Conservation Evidence, 3, 30-32.

    Daltry J.C. (2006) Control of the black rat Rattus rattus for the conservation of the Antiguan racer Alsophis antiguae, on Great Bird Island, Antigua. Conservation Evidence, 3, 28-29.

    Daltry, J.C., Chheang D., Em P., Poeung M., Sam H., Sorn P., Tan T. & Simpson, B.K. (2003) Status of the Siamese Crocodile in the Central Cardamom Mountains, Southwest Cambodia. Cambodian Crocodile Conservation Programme: Fauna & Flora International and Department of Forestry and Wildlife, Phnom Penh.

    Daltry, J.C., & Traeholt, C. (Compilers) (2003) Biodiversity Assessment of the Southern Cardamoms and Botum-Sakor Peninsula. WildAid: Cambodia Program, and Department of Forestry and Wildlife, Phnom Penh.

    Ohler, A-M., Swan, S.R., & Daltry, J.C. (2002) The amphibian fauna of the Cardamom Mountains, Southwest Cambodia: a report on the first surveys for amphibians in Cambodia with a description of three new species. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 50, 465-481.

    Daltry, J.C. & Wüster, W. (2002) Description of a new species of Lycodon from Cambodia. Herpetologica 58, 498-504.

    Daltry, J.C. (2002) Surveys of Siamese crocodiles (Crocodylus siamensis) in the Cardamom Mountains of Cambodia, pp. 326-327. In (ed. Ma Fu) Status Quo and Future of Conservation for Chinese Alligator and Crocodiles in the World. IUCN/SSC Crocodile Specialist Group.

    Swan, S.R. & Daltry, J.C. (2002) Reptiles and amphibians. In Social and Ecological Surveys of Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary, Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia (ed. J.C. Daltry), pp. 23-40 Cambodia Programme, Fauna & Flora International, and the Ministry of Environment, Phnom Penh.

    Daltry, J.C. & Tith B. (2002) Conservation assessment of the Siamese crocodile Crocodylus siamensis in the Veal Veng wetland. In (Daltry, J.C., Ed.) Social and Ecological Surveys of the Veal Veng Wetland, Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia, pp. 21-33. Cambodia Programme, Fauna & Flora International, Phnom Penh.

    Daltry, J.C. (2001) Saving Siamese crocodiles in Cambodia. The Conservationist, 6, 26-27.

    Daltry, J.C., Bloxam, Q., Cooper, G., Day, M.L., Hartley, J., Henry, M., Lindsay, K. & Smith, B.E. (2001) Five years of conserving the ‘world’s rarest snake’, the Antiguan racer Alsophis antiguae. Oryx, 35, 119-127.

    Daltry, J.C. & Momberg, F. (2000) First biological assessment of Cardamom Mountains, Southwestern Cambodia, reveals a wealth of wildlife. Oryx, 34, 227-228.

    Daltry, J.C., & Chheang D. (2000) Siamese crocodiles discovered in the Cardamom Mountains. Newsletter of the IUCN/ SSC Crocodile Specialist Group, 19, 7-8.

    Daltry, J.C. & Momberg, F. (eds) (2000) Cardamom Mountains Biodiversity Survey 2000. Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK. 254pp.  ISBN 1-903703-00-X.

    Swan, S.R. & Daltry, J.C. (2000) Amphibians. In (eds, J.C. Daltry, & F. Momberg) Cardamom Mountains Biodiversity Survey 2000, pp. 111-120. Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK.

    Daltry, J.C. & Chheang D. (2000) Reptiles. In (eds, J.C. Daltry, & F. Momberg) Cardamom Mountains Biodiversity Survey 2000, pp. 98-110. Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK.

    Daltry, J.C. (1999) Montserrat’s mountain chickens. International Zoo News, 46 (April/ May).

    Daltry, J.C. & Gray, G. (1999) Effects of volcanic activity on the endangered mountain chicken frog (Leptodactylus fallax). Froglog, 32, 1-2.

    Wüster, W., Daltry, J.C., & Thorpe, R.S. (1999) Can diet explain intraspecific variation venom variation? Toxicon, 37, 253-258.

    Underwood, G., Horrocks, J.A. & Daltry, J.C. (1999) A new snake from Barbados. Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, 45, 67-75.

    Daltry, J.C., Ross, T., Wüster, W. & Thorpe, R.S. (1998) Evidence that humidity influences snake activity: a radio telemetry study of the Malayan pit viper Calloselasma rhodostoma. Ecography, 21, 25-34

    Daltry, J.C., Wüster, W. & Thorpe, R.S. (1998) Intraspecific variation in the feeding ecology of the crotalid snake Calloselasma rhodostoma in Southeast Asia. Journal of Herpetology (June issue).

    Varnham, K., Ross, T., Daltry, J., Day, M., Cooper, G. & Lindsay, K. (1998) Recovery of the Antiguan racer. Aliens (Journal of the IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group), 8, 21.

    Daltry, J.C. & Martin, G.N. (1997) Rediscovery of the black narrow-mouthed frog, Melanobatrachus indicus Beddome, 1878. Hamadryad, 22, 57-58.

    Daltry, J.C. (1997) Reptile and amphibian variants: colors, patterns and scales. Hamadryad, 22, 65-66.

    Daltry, J.C., Wüster, W. & Thorpe, R.S. (1997) The role of ecology in determining venom variation in the Malayan pitviper, Calloselasma rhodostoma. Symposium Zoological Society of London, 70, 155-171.

    Daltry, J.C., Wüster, W. & Thorpe, R.S. (1996) Diet and snake venom evolution. Nature, 379, 537-540 & front cover.

    Daltry, J.C., Ponnundurai, G., Shin, C.K., N-H. Tan, Thorpe, R.S. & Wüster, W. (1996) Electrophoretic profiles and biological activities: intraspecific variation in the venom of the Malayan pit viper (Calloselasma rhodostoma). Toxicon, 34, 67-79.

    Day, M. & Daltry, J. (1996) Rat eradication to save the Antiguan racer. Aliens (Journal of the IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group), 3, 14-15.

    Henderson, R.W., Powell, R., Day, M.L. & Daltry, J.C. (1996) Alsophis antiguae. In (L.D. Wilson, ed). Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.

    Thorpe, R.S., Malhotra, A., Black, H., Daltry, J.C. & Wüster, W. (1996) Relating geographic patterns to phylogenetic processes. In (eds, P.H. Harvey, A.J. Leigh Brown & J. Maynard Smith). New Uses for New Phylogenies, Oxford University Press.

    Daltry, J.C., Wüster, W. & Thorpe, R.S. (1995) The role of ecology in determining venom variation in the Malayan pit viper, Calloselasma rhodostoma. In Venomous Snakes: Ecology, Evolution and Snakebite, Symposium of the Zoological Society of London: Abstracts. Zoological Society of London, London.

    Thorpe, R.S., Malhotra, A., Black, H., Daltry, J.C. & Wüster, W. (1995) Relating geographic pattern to phylogenetic process. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, B, 349, 61-68.

    Daltry, J.C. (1992) The social hierarchy of the water monitor lizard, Varanus salvator. Hamadryad, 16, 10-20.