Although the species is not threatened, it is close from being so for several reasons.
It is classified as « Near Threatened » (NT) on the IUCN Red List.
It is classified as vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN
La répartition est certainement limitée par la présence de prédateurs introduits (chat, chien ou rat noir).
The species is listed in category A of the list of species protected by the territorial regulations of French Polynesia.
Makatea Fruit-doves are still numerous on the island. However, the species is vulnerable to extinction.
Remains abundant in some islands but less than in the past.
The species is classified as “Endangered” (EN) on the France and Polynesia 2015 UICN Red List.
The species is vulnerable to extinction.