National recovery plan for the Lord Howe Woodhen (Gallirallus sylvestris)

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.