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Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)

COSEWIC

Assessment and Update Status Report

on the

Polar Bear

Ursus maritimus

 

in Canada

Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) 


Special concern 2002

 

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COSEWIC status reports are working documents used in assigning the status of wildlife species suspected of being at risk. This report may be cited as follows:

Please note: Persons wishing to cite data in the report should refer to the report (and cite the author(s)); persons wishing to cite the COSEWIC status will refer to the assessment (and cite COSEWIC). A production note will be provided if additional information on the status report history is required.

COSEWIC 2002. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the polar bear Ursus maritimus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vi + 29 pp.

Stirling, I., and M.K. Taylor. 1999. Update COSEWIC status report on the polar bear Ursus maritimus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 1-27 pp.

Previous reports:

Stirling, I. 1991. Update COSEWIC status report on the polar bear Ursus maritimus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 24 pp.

Stirling, I. 1986. COSEWIC status report on the polar bear Ursus maritimus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 20 pp.

 

Production note:

The COSEWIC 2002 publication COSEWIC assessment and update Status Report on the polar bear Ursus maritimus in Canada, includes the 1999 update Status Report on the polar bear and a 2002 addendum.

 

For additional copies contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON

K1A 0H3
Tel.: 819-953-3215
Fax: 819-994-3684
E-mail
COSEWIC website

Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur l’ours blanc (Ursus maritimus) au Canada – Mise à jour.

Cover illustration:
Polar bear -- C. Douglas, Natural History Notebook Series 1, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, ON.

©Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, 2002
Catalogue No. CW69-14/351-2004E-PDF
ISBN 0-662-35849-X
HTML: CW69-14/351-2004E-HTML
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