Four endangered martens released in N.S. park in attempt to restore population

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WHYCOCOMAGH, N.S. - Four American martens have been released into the Cape Breton wilderness after being blessed by a Mi'kmaq elder.
The martens were released in Whycocomagh Provincial Park on Wednesday as part of a five-year program to increase the endangered population of an animal that once flourished in Nova Scotia.
Peter Austin-Smith, a biologist with the Department of Natural Resources, says the martens were captured in northern New Brunswick.
Fifty-one were released in Cape Breton last year, 25 the year before and about 30 to 50 will be added this year.
The next two years will be spent monitoring the success of the project.

Organizations: Department of Natural Resources

Geographic location: N.S., Cape Breton, WHYCOCOMAGH Whycocomagh Provincial Park Nova Scotia New Brunswick

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  • hmmm
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    train them little fellas not to attack people.. remember what happened in victoria park this year...