NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, 2002
11. The Species' Ability to Recover
The Lord Howe Woodhen has proved to have a strong ability to recover, helped by the comparatively intact nature of the island's terrestrial ecosystems and a very effective, well funded and co-ordinated rehabilitation effort. The ability of the species to respond to effective management intervention is illustrated by the results of the rehabilitation program. Efforts to maintain the wild population has a high probability of success compared with many other threatened species; provided that limiting factors are identified and effectively managed.