Pine Marten

Pine Marten

The winter coat of the pine marten has always been in high demand; as such, the species has been successfully kept on fur farms, but trade of the fur on a large, commercial scale hasn’t been feasible.

The thick and silky, rich, brown winter coat of the pine marten has always been in high demand. As such, the species has been successfully kept on fur farms.

Life history characteristics, however, prevent trade of pine marten fur from being feasible on a large, commercial scale.


Image | © Neil McIntosh, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY 2.0)
Sources | (Corbet & Southern, 1977; Grzimek, 1990; Nowak, 1999; Schwanz, 2000)

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