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Two Kiwi Species are no longer Endangered

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by birdsandbats, 6 Dec 2017.

  1. birdsandbats

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    I can only find a figure for the Rowi - Okarito kiwi Apteryx rowi: from 160 (1995) to 400 - 450 individuals (2017). Their status has been changed from ENDANGERED to VULNERABLE.

    For the Northern brown Apteryx mantelli no recovery figures were cited here.
    When one accesses the recovery plan 2010-2019 the stated goals are:
    a) to increase protected kiwi habitat from 52000ha and 1,000 protected breeding pairs to 2,800 protected breeding pairs.
    b) The number of Northland brown kiwi was 8,000 in 2008. The goal is to increase that to 8,500 by 2018.

    The total numbers for Northern brown kiwi was 25,000 WITH 4 genetically distinct lines, of which the above-mentioned 8,000 individuals are from the Northland (Northland + Auckland areas). The other genetic lines are highlighted are Coromandel, Eastern, North Island (Hawke’s Bay, East Cape and Bay of Plenty to Rotorua) and Western North Island (Waikato, King Country, Central Plateau, Taranaki and Whanganui).