Species at Risk

The Newfoundland Marten

Martes americana atrata

Snowshoe Hare
Snowshoe Hare
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How can I help?

If you live in or visit an area where the Newfoundland Marten lives:

  • Use forest resources responsibly as these trees are important habitat for the marten and other wildlife. Reduce, reuse, and recycle paper products.
  • Teach others about the marten and the threats to its survival.
  • If you snare snowshoe hare in areas where marten live, use a modified snare or a lower gauge snare wire (22 gauge brass or 6 strand picture cord) to ensure marten accidentally trapped in snares can escape. Check your snares regularly and remove them at the end of the season.
Radio-collared Newfoundland Marten.
Radio-collared Newfoundland Marten.
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