Pacific Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus ssp. divergens)

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Listing Status:   

General Information

Walruses are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which prohibits the take (i.e., harass, hunt, capture, or kill) of all marine mammals. Please click the link provided after "For more information" to access the Service’s Marine Mammals Management Pacific Walrus website.

  • States/US Territories in which the Pacific Walrus, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Alaska
  • US Counties in which the Pacific Walrus, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Pacific Walrus, Wherever found is known to occur:  Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  • Countries in which the the Pacific Walrus, Wherever found is known to occur:  Russia
  • Additional species information
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Alaska Region (Region 7) Wherever found

» Candidate Information

Candidate Notice of Review Documents
Date Citation Page Title
11/21/2012 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
10/26/2011 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
11/22/2013 Review of Native Species That are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
12/24/2015 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
12/05/2014 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
06/07/2016 81 FR 36663 36701 Marine Mammals; Incidental Take During Specified Activities; Proposed Rule
11/21/2012 77 FR 69993 70060 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
12/30/2009 74 FR 69139 69143 Marine Mammal Protection Act; Stock Assessment Report: Notice of availability of final 2009 revised marine mammal stock assessment reports for the Pacific walrus stock and two stocks of polar bears; response to comments.
04/22/2014 79 FR 22154 22159 NOA of Final Revised SARs for Pacific walrus and 3 stocks of northern sea otters in AK
12/05/2014 79 FR 72449 72497 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
06/12/2013 78 FR 35363 35427 Marine Mammal Protection Act; Incidental Take Regulations; Final Rule
10/26/2011 76 FR 66370 66439 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
11/22/2013 77 FR 70103 70162 Review of Native Species That are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
12/24/2015 80 FR 80583 80614 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
08/05/2016 81 FR 52275 52320 Southern Beaufort Sea Incidental Take Regulations
02/10/2011 76 FR 7634 7679 12-Month Finding on a Petition to List the Pacific Walrus as Endangered or Threatened; Proposed Rule
09/10/2009 74 FR 46548 46551 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Pacific Walrus as Threatened or Endangered

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Pacific Walrus.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

» Other Resources

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