Although currently classified as Endangered, the black-eared miner has actually improved in conservations status since 1994 when it was classified as Critically Endangered. This improvement in status is due to the discovery of large populations in the Bookmark Biosphere Reserve and numerous conservation actions (5).
Since 1997, several conservation actions for the black-eared miner have taken place, including purchasing land for reserves, and successfully translocating black-eared miners from South Australia to establish four colonies in Murray-Sunset National Park in Victoria. Efforts have also been made to control hybridisation, by removing or culling certain colonies of yellow-throated miners (5).
Further actions are still underway, including improving knowledge of the black-eared miner’s distribution and abundance, maintaining and enhancing habitat, maintaining captive populations, and continuing translocation efforts (5).
With such an intensive management program in place, it is hoped that numbers of the black-eared miner will increase in the future (5).