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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the American Marten (Newfoundland population) in Canada

COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
American marten
Martes americana atrata
Newfoundland population
in Canada

American marten

Threatened 2007

COSEWIC
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada



COSEPAC
Comité sur la situation des espèces en péril au Canada

COSEWIC status reports are working documents used in assigning the status of wildlife species suspected of being at risk. This report may be cited as follows:

COSEWIC 2007. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the American marten (Newfoundland population) Martes americana atrata in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa.  vi + 26 pp.

Previous reports

COSEWIC 2000. COSEWIC assessment and update status report the Newfoundland marten Martes americana atrata in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vi + 9 pp.

Lemon, J. 1996. Update COSEWIC status report on the Newfoundland marten Martes americana atrata in Canada (Newfoundland population). Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 1-9 pp.

Skinner, W. R. 1979. COSEWIC status report on the Newfoundland pine marten Martes americana atrata in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 14 pp.

Snyder, J. E. 1985. Update COSEWIC status report on the Newfoundland marten Martes americana atrata in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 42 pp.

Production notes

COSEWIC would like to acknowledge Brian Slough for writing the status report on the American marten, Martes americana atrata (Newfoundland population) in Canada, prepared under contract with Environment Canada, overseen and edited by Marco Festa-Bianchet, Co-chair (Terrestrial Mammals), COSEWIC Terrestrial Mammals Species Specialist Subcommittee.

In 2007, the common name Newfoundland Marten Martes americana atrata, was changed to American marten (Newfoundland population) Martes americana atrata. Please note that the species is still referred to as Newfoundland marten in this update report.

For additional copies contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3

Tel.: 819-953-3215
Fax: 819-994-3684
COSEWIC E-mail
COSEWIC Website

Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur le martre d’Amérique (population de Terre Neuve) (Martes americana atrata) au Canada – Mise à jour.

Cover illustration

American marten -- Photographer: John Gosse.

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2007
Catalogue No. CW69-14/46-2007E-PDF
ISBN 978-0-662-46021-3

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