Interim profile, incomplete information
Location Specific Impacts:
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Herbivory: Lepus americanus has very significant impacts on forest regeneration, particularly that of balsam (Abies balsamea), which may be compromised when densities of this game animal exceed the capacity of the environment to cope. The situation is now critical in some sectors. Along with white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), it is one of the most serious threats to biodiversity in the archipelago (Muller, 2006).