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Species at Risk

Priority Species

The Newfoundland Marten

Martes americana atrata

Newfoundland Marten in a tree. Newfoundland Marten
© Parks Canada / J.W. Gosse

The Newfoundland Marten is a threatened species. Primary reasons for its decline include the destruction of crucial forest habitat and trapping. Recovery measures undertaken by Parks Canada and its partners, however, have halted the drop in numbers and the marten population is beginning to re-establish in Terra Nova National Park and surrounding area.