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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
05/15/2008 Alaska Region (Region 7) Wherever found Additional species information
 

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
10/05/2007 72 FR 56979 56980 12-Month Petition Finding and Proposed Rule To List the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) as Threatened Throughout Its Range
01/09/2007 72 FR 1064 1099 12-Month Petition Finding and Proposed Rule To List the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) as Threatened Throughout Its Range; Proposed Rule
02/15/2007 72 FR 7381 7382 12-Month Petition Finding and Proposed Rule To List the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) as Threatened Throughout Its Range:Proposed rule; notice of public informational meetings and public hearings.
05/05/2010 75 FR 24545 24549 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Polar Bear in the United States: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period, and announcement of public hearings.
12/07/2010 75 FR 76086 76137 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) in the United States; Final Rule
10/29/2009 74 FR 56058 56086 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) in the United States; Proposed Rule
05/15/2008 73 FR 28212 28303 Determination of Threatened Status for the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) Throughout Its Range; Final Rule
09/20/2007 72 FR 53749 53751 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Petition Finding and Proposed Rule To List the Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus) as Threatened Throughout Its RangeReopening of comment period; notice of availability of new information.
10/13/2015 80 FR 61443 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of a 5-Year Review of the Polar Bear
05/17/2006 71 FR 28653 28654 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Petition To List the Polar Bear as Threatened; Status review; reopening of public comment period.
12/16/2008 73 FR 76249 76269 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Special Rule for the Polar Bear
10/06/2010 75 FR 61631 61638 Marine Mammal Protection Act Deterence Guidelines
06/12/2013 78 FR 35363 35427 Marine Mammal Protection Act; Incidental Take Regulations; Final Rule
06/22/2017 82 FR 28526 28528 Marine Mammal Protection Act; Stock Assessment Report: Notice of availability of draft revised marine mammal stock assessment reports for two stocks of polar bears; request for comments.
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.
01/09/2017 82 FR 2392 2393 Notice of Availability of Polar Bear Conservation Management Plan
02/09/2006 71 FR 6745 6746 Petition To List the Polar Bear as Threatened: Notice of 90-day petition finding, substantial and initiation of status review.
01/30/2012 77 FR 4492 4493 Reissuance of Interim Special Rule for the Polar Bear: Final rule.
12/06/2007 72 FR 69034 69106 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; Proposed Rule
08/05/2016 81 FR 52275 52320 Southern Beaufort Sea Incidental Take Regulations
05/15/2008 73 FR 28306 28318 Special Rule for the Polar Bear; Interim Final Rule
04/19/2012 77 FR 23432 23449 Special Rule for the Polar Bear: Proposed rule; availability of draft environmental assessment.
02/20/2013 78 FR 11766 11788 Special Rule for the Polar Bear Under Section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act
Special Rule Publications
Date Citation Page Title
05/15/2008 73 FR 28306 28318 Special Rule for the Polar Bear; Interim Final Rule
02/20/2013 78 FR 11766 11788 Special Rule for the Polar Bear Under Section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act
04/19/2012 77 FR 23432 23449 Special Rule for the Polar Bear: Proposed rule; availability of draft environmental assessment.
12/16/2008 73 FR 76249 76269 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Special Rule for the Polar Bear

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
01/11/2017 Polar Bear Conservation Management Plan Recovery efforts in progress, but no implementation information yet to display Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
01/09/2017 82 FR 2392 2393 Notice of Availability of Polar Bear Conservation Management Plan
  • Recovery Plan Final, Document Availability
10/13/2015 80 FR 61443 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of a 5-Year Review of the Polar Bear
  • Five Year Review Notice, Information Solicitation
Five Year Review
Date Title
02/03/2017 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
12/07/2010 75 FR 76086 76137 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) in the United States; Final Rule Final Rule Final designated
10/29/2009 74 FR 56058 56086 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) in the United States; Proposed Rule Proposed Rule Not Required

To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Polar bear.

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