Protection Status

Threatened »

Endangered Species Act

Endangered Species Act (ESA): In 1975, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the grizzly bear as a threatened species in the Lower 48 states, under the Endangered Species Act. In Alaska, where there are estimated to be over 30,000 grizzly bears, they are classified as a game animal with regionally established regulations. The Yellowstone population of grizzly bears was declared recovered and removed from the threatened species list in April of 2007.

Least Concern »

IUCN Red List

Appendix I »


Brown bears are listed in Appendices I and II, depending on the population. More plentiful populations are listed in Appendix II, while certain low populations are listed in Appendix I.