Although many of the Norfolk Island species were close to extinction few were listed as endangered. At the time, Norfolk Island was not included in the standard monitoring and management plans of the mainland species.

She stopped working as a Parks ranger ten years ago and established an eco-tourism business on Norfolk Island. Margaret is also president of the almost 50-year old Norfolk Island Flora & Fauna Society and continues to write occasional articles for the local papers about environmental issues. Her emphasis on not only doing environmental conservation but also talking about it comes from the knowledge and experience that extinctions don’t make a noise.​