Due to conservation measures already underway, the population, range and density of the Mauritius cuckoo-shrike have increased since 1975 (2). These measures focused on Conservation Management Areas in the Black River National Park, where rehabilitation of the native ecosystems and the exclusion of introduced species, both animals and plants, took place (3).
The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation has implemented an intensive restoration programme to conserve the Mauritian endemic passerines. It is currently focusing on the safeguard of nests, the rescue of chicks and eggs, re-introduction, research and habitat restoration for the Mauritius fody (Foudia rubra) and the Mauritius olive white-eye (Zosterops chlolnothos). Once these are under way, the programme will be initiated for the remaining three endangered passerines, including the Mauritius cuckoo-shrike (5).
Conservationists intend to eventually introduce Mauritius cuckoo-shrike pairs to new areas on Mauritius and adjacent islets after the rehabilitation of ecosystems. This will include trial translocations of captive-reared birds (3). It is hoped that these efforts will increase the population by 50 to 70 percent in order to down list its status to Near Threatened (2) (3).