The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Ursus arctos

 – Lower Risk Least Concern


Common Name/s: BROWN BEAR (Eng)
Species Authority: Linnaeus, 1758
Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:

See Ursus arctos ssp. nelsoni

Assessment Information

Red List Category & Criteria: LR/lc    ver 2.3 (1994)
Year Assessed: 1996
Annotations: Out of date
Assessor/s: Bear Specialist Group
Justification: The status of the Brown Bear has been revised and updated by members of the IUCN SSC Bear Specialist Group. The new assessment has been accepted for inclusion on the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. A draft of the new assessment, together with the supporting documentation, can be viewed by following the link below.
For further information about this species, see 41688.pdf (479 KB).  A PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader is required. [Get Adobe Reader]


Country Names: Native:

Afghanistan; Albania; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Canada; China; Croatia; Czech Republic; Estonia; Finland; France; Georgia; Greece; India; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Italy; Japan; Kazakhstan; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Kyrgyzstan; Latvia; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Mongolia; Montenegro; Norway; Pakistan; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; United States; Uzbekistan

Regionally extinct:

Belgium; Denmark; Germany; Hungary; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Mexico; Moldova, Republic of; Nepal; Niger; Portugal; Switzerland; United Kingdom

Summary Documentation

System: Terrestrial

Citation: Bear Specialist Group 1996. Ursus arctos. In: IUCN 2007. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <>. Downloaded on 23 March 2008.
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