“Brown bears, the most widespread ursid, are not listed as threatened globally because large numbers still inhabit Russia, Canada, Alaska and some parts of Europe. Nevertheless, very small, isolated, and highly vulnerable populations exist in southern Europe and central and southern Asia.
“Several brown bear populations are protected under national or provincial laws. Grizzly bears – brown bears living in interior North America – are considered Threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act outside of Alaska.”
Brown Bear ( Ursus arctos ) photograph by Ivan Seryodkin
Photograph by Ivan Seryodkin with permission via Ann Novek.
Text from the IUCN via Ann Novek.