In the “Taxon plan for Northland brown kiwi”
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2008) has the status for Apteryx mantelli listed as ‘Endangered’ and describes a decreasing population trend considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild; however, Miskelly et al. (2008) assessed the threat ranking of brown kiwi as being ‘Nationally Vulnerable’, a slight improvement on the previous ‘Serious Decline’ ranking (Hitchmough et al. 2005). This is because the decline rate is lower than previously thought, and has been reduced through conservation management efforts.