Two kiwi species no longer endangered

  • The International Union for the Conservation of Nature upgraded the Okarito kiwi and the Northern Brown kiwi from endangered to vulnerable because of a steady increase in population.
  • The number of Okarito kiwi has risen from 160 in 1995 to 400-450 now, and Northern Brown kiwi numbers are also climbing.
  • The steady increase is the result of New Zealand’s progress in controlling predators like stoats and cats.


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