Countdown to CoP16: In addition to the multitude of exotic wildlife species that CITES protects, it also conserves many U.S. native species, including the brown bear. Arguably the largest land-based predator in the world, this incredible animal was once found throughout North America, Europe, Asia and parts of northern Africa. Today the bearâs range has decreased considerably and it is primarily found in Russia, Canada and the United States. It is listed in CITES Appendix II.
Brown bear. Taken by Steve Hillebrand/USFWS, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, 2005.
April 3, 2014
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