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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered

YEAR LISTED: 2009

RANGE: Found only in Chatham Island, New Zealand

THREATS: Predation by introduced species such as rats, cats, pigs, weka, possums, and stray dogs; habitat loss; critically low population levels that have skewed the male-to-female ratio, making it difficult for males to find a mate

POPULATION TREND: This bird’s population is decreasing. Currently, only 120 to 150 individual birds survive. It is estimated that eight to 15 breeding pairs exist in the world. 

Magenta petrel photo © Graeme Taylor, New Zealand Department of Conservation