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Newfoundland Marten Showing Signs of Recovery



There is an improvement in the American Marten population in the province.


The species has moved from threatened to vulnerable under the provincial Endangered Species Act.


It was first considered endangered in 1996, it was one of the first species formally designated under the provincial Endangered Species Act in 2002. Recovery programs in place since the 1990s have supported population growth, resulting in downlisting from endangered to threatened in 2007.


With a current population estimate of 2,500 to 2,800 mature animals, Newfoundland Marten numbers have steadily improved.

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