Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Carnivora > Family: Ursidae > Genus: Ursus > Species: Ursus arctos > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Ursus arctos isabellinus Horsfield, 1826 CITES (2006)

Brown bear - Ursus arctos Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Favourable
Atlantic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Boreal - Favourable
Continental - Favourable
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 4 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 485 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1354

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000003 Spain Picos de Europa Map
ES0000022 Spain Aigüestortes Map
ES0000054 Spain Somiedo Map
ES0000055 Spain Fuentes del Narcea y del Ibias Map
ES0000123 Spain Larra-Aztaparreta Map
ES0000128 Spain Sierra de San Miguel Map
ES0000130 Spain Sierra de Arrigorrieta y Peña Ezkaurre Map
ES0000137 Spain Los Valles Map
ES0000149 Spain Posets - Maladeta Map
ES0000198 Spain Liébana Map
ES0000210 Spain Alto Sil Map
ES0000250 Spain Sierra de Híjar Map
ES0000251 Spain Sierra del Cordel y cabeceras del Nansa y del Saja Map
ES0000278 Spain Viñamala Map
ES0000281 Spain El Turbón y Sierra de Sís Map
ES0000315 Spain Ubiña-La Mesa Map
ES0000374 Spain Ancares Map
ES1120001 Spain Ancares - Courel Map
ES1120006 Spain Carballido Map
ES1200001 Spain Picos de Europa (Asturias) Map
ES1200002 Spain Muniellos Map
ES1200008 Spain Redes Map
ES1200010 Spain Montovo-La Mesa Map
ES1200011 Spain Peña Ubiña Map
ES1200012 Spain Caldoveiro Map
ES1200014 Spain Sierra de los Lagos Map
ES1200037 Spain Aller-Lena Map
ES1200041 Spain Peña Manteca-Genestaza Map
ES1200046 Spain Valgrande Map
ES1300001 Spain Liébana Map
ES1300021 Spain Valles altos del Nansa y Saja y Alto Campoo Map
ES2200009 Spain Larrondo-Lakartxela Map
ES2410001 Spain Los Valles - Sur Map
ES2410003 Spain Los Valles Map
ES2410011 Spain Cabecera del Río Aguas Limpias Map
ES2410040 Spain Puertos de Panticosa, Bramatuero y Brazatos Map
ES2410049 Spain Río Isábena Map
ES2410056 Spain Sierra de Chía - Congosto de Seira Map
ES2410059 Spain El Turbón Map
ES4130003 Spain Picos de Europa en Castilla y León Map
ES4130010 Spain Sierra de los Ancares Map
ES4130035 Spain Valle de San Emiliano Map
ES4130037 Spain Hoces de Vegacervera Map
ES4130050 Spain Montaña Central de León Map
ES4130149 Spain Omaña Map
ES4140011 Spain Fuentes Carrionas y Fuente Cobre-Montaña Palentina Map
ES5130003 Spain Alt Pallars Map
ES5130004 Spain Baish Aran Map
ES5130005 Spain Era Artiga de Lin - Eth Portilhon Map
ES5130006 Spain Estanho de Vielha Map
FR7200743 France Massif du Ger et du Lurien Map
FR7200744 France Massif de Sesques et de l'Ossau Map
FR7200745 France Massif du Montagnon Map
FR7200746 France Massif de l'Anie et d'Espelunguère Map
FR7200747 France Massif du Layens Map
FR7300821 France Vallée de l'Isard, mail de Bulard, pics de Maubermé, de Serre-Haute et du Crabère Map
FR7300822 France Vallée du Riberot et massif du Mont Valier Map
FR7300827 France Vallée de l'Aston Map
FR7300831 France Quérigut, Laurenti, Rabassolles, Balbonne, la Bruyante, haute vallée de l'Oriège Map
FR7300880 France Haute vallée d'Oô Map
FR7300881 France Haute vallée de la Pique Map
FR7300883 France Haute vallée de la Garonne Map
FR7300884 France Zones rupestres xérothermiques du bassin de Marignac, Saint-Béat, pic du Gar, montagne de Rié Map
GR1240001 Greece KORYFES OROUS VORA Map
GR1240002 Greece ORI TZENA Map
GR1260009 Greece KOILADA TIMIOU PRODROMOU-MENOIKION Map
GR1310002 Greece VALIA KALNTA KAI TECHNITI LIMNI AOOU Map
GR1320002 Greece KORYFES OROUS GRAMMOS Map
GR1340001 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PRESPON Map
GR1340003 Greece ORI VARNOUNTA Map
GR2130002 Greece KORYFES OROUS SMOLIKAS Map
GR2130007 Greece OROS LAKMOS (PERISTERI) Map
GR2130008 Greece OROS MITSIKELI Map
IT2040008 Italy Cime di Plator e Monte delle Scale Map
IT2040010 Italy Valle del Braulio - Cresta di Reit Map
IT2040014 Italy Valle e Ghiacciaio dei Forni - Val Cedec - Gran Zebrù - Cevedale Map
IT2040044 Italy Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio Map
IT2060001 Italy Valtorta e Valmoresca Map
IT2060003 Italy Alta Val Brembana - Laghi Gemelli Map
IT2060004 Italy Alta Val di Scalve Map
IT2060005 Italy Val Sedornia - Val Zurio - Pizzo della Presolana Map
IT2060008 Italy Valle Parina Map
IT2060009 Italy Val Nossana - Cima di Grem Map
IT2070016 Italy Cima Comer Map
IT2070021 Italy Valvestino Map
IT2070022 Italy Corno della Marogna Map
IT3110038 Italy Ultimo - Solda nel Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio Map
IT3110039 Italy Ortles - Monte Madaccio nel Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio Map
IT3110040 Italy Alpe di Cavallaccio nel Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio Map
IT3120093 Italy Crinale Pichea - Rocchetta Map
IT3120094 Italy Alpe di Storo e Bondone Map
IT3120127 Italy Monti Tremalzo e Tombea Map
IT3230006 Italy Val Visdende - Monte Peralba - Quaterna' Map
IT3230031 Italy Val Tovanella Bosconero Map
IT3230077 Italy Foresta del Cansiglio Map
IT3230078 Italy Gruppo del Popera - Dolomiti di Auronzo e di Val Comelico Map
IT3230081 Italy Gruppo Antelao - Marmarole - Sorapis Map
IT3230085 Italy Comelico - Bosco della Digola - Brentoni - Tudaio Map
IT3310001 Italy Dolomiti Friulane Map
IT3310003 Italy Monte Ciaurlec e Forra del Torrente Cosa Map
IT3310006 Italy Foresta del Cansiglio Map
IT3320001 Italy Gruppo del Monte Coglians Map
IT3320002 Italy Monti Dimon e Paularo Map
IT3320003 Italy Creta di Aip e Sella di Lanza Map
IT3320004 Italy Monte Auernig e Monte Corona Map
IT3320005 Italy Valloni di Rio Bianco e di Malborghetto Map
IT3320006 Italy Conca di Fusine Map
IT3320009 Italy Zuc dal Bor Map
IT3320010 Italy Jof di Montasio e Jof Fuart Map
IT3320011 Italy Monti Verzegnis e Valcalda Map
IT3320012 Italy Prealpi Giulie Settentrionali Map
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IT3320017 Italy Rio Bianco di Taipana e Gran Monte Map
IT3320018 Italy Forra del Pradolino e Monte Mia Map
IT3320019 Italy Monte Matajur Map
IT3321002 Italy Alpi Giulie Map
IT5210071 Italy Monti Sibillini (versante umbro) Map
IT6020005 Italy Monti Reatini Map
IT6020013 Italy Gole del Velino Map
IT6020025 Italy Monti della Laga (Area Sommitale) Map
IT6020046 Italy Riserva naturale Montagne della Duchessa Map
IT6050008 Italy Monti Simbruini ed Ernici Map
IT6050017 Italy Pendici di Colle Nero Map
IT6050018 Italy Cime del Massiccio della Meta Map
IT6050020 Italy Val Canneto Map
IT7110099 Italy Gole del Sagittario Map
IT7110100 Italy Monte Genzana Map
IT7110128 Italy Parco Nazionale Gran Sasso - Monti della Laga Map
IT7110130 Italy Sirente Velino Map
IT7110202 Italy Gran Sasso Map
IT7110204 Italy Maiella Sud Ovest Map
IT7110205 Italy Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo Map
IT7120132 Italy Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise ed aree limitrofe Map
IT7140043 Italy Monti Pizi - Monte Secine Map
IT7140129 Italy Parco Nazionale della Maiella Map
IT7140203 Italy Maiella Map
LV0000130 Latvia Ziemelu purvi Map
LV0100500 Latvia Teicu dabas rezervats Map
LV0200100 Latvia Gaujas nacionalais parks Map
LV0200300 Latvia Sliteres nacionalais parks Map
LV0302200 Latvia Salacas ieleja Map
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PLC120001 Poland Tatry Map
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SKCHVU002 Slovakia Bukovské vrchy Map
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SKCHVU017 Slovakia Muránska planina- Stolica Map
SKCHVU018 Slovakia Nízke Tatry Map
SKCHVU022 Slovakia Poľana Map
SKCHVU027 Slovakia Slovenský kras Map
SKCHVU028 Slovakia Strážovské vrchy Map
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SKCHVU033 Slovakia Veľká Fatra Map
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BG0000298 Bulgaria Konyavska planina Map
ROSCI0125 Romania Munţii Rodnei Map
PLH180014 Poland Ostoja Jaśliska Map
ES4130137 Spain Rebollares del Cea Map
SKUEV0383 Slovakia Ponická dúbrava Map
ROSCI0236 Romania Strei - Haţeg Map
GR1140003 Greece PERIOCHI ELATIA, PYRAMIS KOUTRA Map
IT6030040 Italy Monte Autore e Monti Simbruini centrali Map
SKUEV0332 Slovakia Čergov Map
GR1260007 Greece ORI VRONTOUS - LAILIAS - EPIMIKES Map
IT7110104 Italy Cerrete di Monte Pagano e Feudozzo Map
SKUEV0198 Slovakia Zvolen Map
ROSCI0085 Romania Frumoasa Map
SKUEV0106 Slovakia Muráň Map
ROSCI0063 Romania Defileul Jiului Map
BG0000304 Bulgaria Golak Map
ROSCI0204 Romania Poiana Muntioru Map
ROSCI0264 Romania Valea Izei şi Dealul Solovan Map
ROSCI0026 Romania Cenaru Map
PLH120019 Poland Ostoja Popradzka Map
PLH240023 Poland Beskid Mały Map
SI3000253 Slovenia Julijske Alpe Map
SKUEV0210 Slovakia Stinská Map
SKUEV0186 Slovakia Mláčky Map
IT7212126 Italy Pantano Zittola - Feudo Valcocchiara Map
BG0001013 Bulgaria Skrino Map
SKUEV0287 Slovakia Galmus Map
ROSCI0124 Romania Munţii Maramureşului Map
ROSCI0127 Romania Muntioru Ursoaia Map
ROSCI0047 Romania Creasta Nemirei Map
SKUEV0256 Slovakia Strážovské vrchy Map
SKUEV0305 Slovakia Choč Map
IT6050007 Italy Monte Tarino e Tarinello (area sommitale) Map
IT6050014 Italy Vallone Lacerno (fondovalle) Map
SKUEV0251 Slovakia Zázrivské lazy Map
BG0001012 Bulgaria Zemen Map
ROSCI0226 Romania Semenic - Cheile Caraşului Map
BG0001011 Bulgaria Osogovska planina Map
GR1140001 Greece DASOS FRAKTOU Map
IT2040601 Italy Bagni di Masino - Pizzo Badile - Val di Mello - Val Torrone - Piano di Preda Rossa Map
SKUEV0102 Slovakia Čertov Map
SKUEV0249 Slovakia Hrbatá lúčka Map
ROSCI0036 Romania Cheile Vârghişului Map
IT3341002 Italy Aree Carsiche della Venezia Giulia Map
ROSCI0217 Romania Retezat Map
SKUEV0238 Slovakia Veľká Fatra Map
SKUEV0282 Slovakia Tisovský kras Map
ROSCI0052 Romania Dăncioanea Map
ROSCI0207 Romania Postăvarul Map
IT7110207 Italy Monti Simbruini Map
IT7212124 Italy Bosco Monte di Mezzo-Monte Miglio-Pennataro-Monte Capraro-Monte Cavallerizzo Map
ROSCI0270 Romania Vânători - Neamţ Map
ROSCI0208 Romania Putna - Vrancea Map
IT5210068 Italy Laghetto e Piano di Gavelli (Monte Coscerno) Map
SKUEV0112 Slovakia Slovenský raj Map
SKUEV0146 Slovakia Blatá Map
SKUEV0128 Slovakia Rokoš Map
SI3000267 Slovenia Gorjanci - Radoha Map
ROSCI0153 Romania Pădurea Glodeasa Map
BG0001389 Bulgaria Sredna gora Map
IT7212175 Italy Il Serrone Map
SKUEV0299 Slovakia Baranovo Map
PLH180013 Poland Ostoja Góry Słonne Map
LV0509700 Latvia Lielpurvs Map
SI3000256 Slovenia Krimsko hribovje - Menišija Map
PLH180001 Poland Ostoja Magurska Map
ROSCI0188 Romania Parâng Map
ROSCI0031 Romania Cheile Nerei - Beuşniţa Map
LV0511100 Latvia Barkavas ozolu audze Map
SKUEV0264 Slovakia Klokoč Map
ROSCI0122 Romania Munţii Făgăraş Map
ROSCI0090 Romania Harghita Mădăraş Map
SKUEV0189 Slovakia Babia hora Map
GR1140004 Greece KORYFES OROUS FALAKRO Map
BG0001039 Bulgaria Popintsi Map
SKUEV0273 Slovakia Vtáčnik Map
IT7110206 Italy Monte Sirente e Monte Velino Map
BG0001386 Bulgaria Yadenitsa Map
SKUEV0047 Slovakia Dobročský prales Map
ROSCI0069 Romania Domogled - Valea Cernei Map
GR1440002 Greece KERKETIO OROS (KOZIAKAS) Map
SKUEV0387 Slovakia Beskyd Map
GR1120003 Greece OROS CHAINTOU - KOULA KAI GYRO KORYFES Map
ROSCI0101 Romania Larion Map
PLH120001 Poland Ostoja Babiogórska Map
BG0000301 Bulgaria Cherni rid Map
SKUEV0241 Slovakia Svrčinník Map
PLH240005 Poland Beskid Śląski Map
BG0000294 Bulgaria Karshalevo Map
ROSCI0024 Romania Ceahlău Map
IT7140212 Italy Abetina di Rosello e Cascate del Rio Verde Map
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SKUEV0344 Slovakia Starovodské jedliny Map
GR1260004 Greece KORYFES OROUS MENOIKION - OROS KOUSKOURAS - YPSOMA Map
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SI3000232 Slovenia Notranjski trikotnik Map
SKUEV0197 Slovakia Salatín Map
IT6050010 Italy Valle dell'Inferno Map
GR2130004 Greece KENTRIKO TMIMA ZAGORIOU Map
SKUEV0274 Slovakia Baské Map
IT6020020 Italy Monti della Duchessa (area sommitale) Map
ROSCI0007 Romania Bazinul Ciucului de Jos Map
IT7212121 Italy Gruppo della Meta - Catena delle Mainarde Map
CZ0724089 Czech Republic Beskydy Map
BG0001043 Bulgaria Etropole - Baylovo Map
BG0000496 Bulgaria Rilski manastir Map
GR2130001 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS VIKOU - AOOU Map
PLH120018 Poland Ostoja Gorczańska Map
PLB180002 Poland Beskid Niski Map
SI3000188 Slovenia Ajdovska planota Map
ROSCI0019 Romania Călimani - Gurghiu Map
IT3321001 Italy Alpi Carniche Map
SKUEV0244 Slovakia Harmanecký Hlboký jarok Map
BG0000209 Bulgaria Pirin Map
BG0001040 Bulgaria Zapadna Stara planina i Predbalkan Map
BG0000308 Bulgaria Verila Map
IT3120158 Italy Adamello Presanella Map
BG0000399 Bulgaria Bulgarka Map
IT5210062 Italy Monte Maggio (sommità) Map
GR1310003 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PINDOU (VALIA KALNTA) - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI Map
ROSCI0046 Romania Cozia Map
SKUEV0225 Slovakia Muránska planina Map
LV0501300 Latvia Bejas mezs Map
SKUEV0310 Slovakia Kráľovohoľské Tatry Map
BG0000494 Bulgaria Tsentralen Balkan Map
GR2130006 Greece PERIOCHI METSOVOU (ANILIO - KATARA) Map
ROSCI0263 Romania Valea Ierii Map
BG0000117 Bulgaria Kotlenska planina Map
SKUEV0216 Slovakia Sitno Map
IT2070401 Italy Parco Naturale Adamello Map
GR1440001 Greece ASPROPOTAMOS Map
SKUEV0150 Slovakia Červený grúň Map
BG0000211 Bulgaria Tvardishka planina Map
GR1310001 Greece VASILITSA Map
BG0001030 Bulgaria Rodopi - Zapadni Map
ROSCI0194 Romania Piatra Craiului Map
SKUEV0266 Slovakia Skalka Map
IT6020021 Italy Monte Duchessa - Vallone Cieco e Bosco Cartore Map
IT6020007 Italy Gruppo Monte Terminillo Map
ROSCI0198 Romania Platoul Mehedinţi Map
IT7212133 Italy Torrente Tirino (Forra) - Monte Ferrante Map
ROSCI0229 Romania Siriu Map
SKUEV0366 Slovakia Drienčanský kras Map
ROSCI0137 Romania Pădurea Bogăţii Map
IT2070402 Italy Alto Garda Bresciano Map
BG0000366 Bulgaria Kresna - Ilindentsi Map
ES5130034 Spain Riu Garona Map
IT3230089 Italy Dolomiti del Cadore e del Comelico Map
ROSCI0087 Romania Grădiştea Muncelului - Ciclovina Map
ROSCI0120 Romania Muntele Tâmpa Map
GR1260005 Greece KORYFES OROUS ORVILOS Map
SKUEV0319 Slovakia Poľana Map
SKUEV0265 Slovakia Suť Map
ROSCI0038 Romania Ciucaş Map
IT3120159 Italy Brenta Map
SKUEV0185 Slovakia Pramene Hruštínky Map
ROSCI0128 Romania Nordul Gorjului de Est Map
IT6050004 Italy Monte Viglio (area sommitale) Map
ES4190110 Spain Sierra de la Cabrera Map
ROSCI0097 Romania Lacul Negru Map
SKUEV0302 Slovakia Ďumbierske Tatry Map
IT5210066 Italy Media Val Casana (Monti Coscerno - Civitella) Map
SKUEV0239 Slovakia Kozol Map
ROSCI0091 Romania Herculian Map
SKUEV0306 Slovakia Pod Suchým hrádkom Map
ROSCI0216 Romania Reghiu Scruntar Map
ROSCI0023 Romania Cascada Mişina Map
ROSCI0089 Romania Gutâi - Creasta Cocoşului Map
ROSCI0033 Romania Cheile Şugăului - Munticelu Map
SKUEV0044 Slovakia Badínsky prales Map
BG0001022 Bulgaria Oranovski prolom - Leshko Map
SKUEV0307 Slovakia Tatry Map
PLH120025 Poland Małe Pieniny Map
IT5210046 Italy Valnerina Map
ROSCI0015 Romania Buila - Vânturariţa Map
SKUEV0192 Slovakia Prosečné Map
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PLH120012 Poland Na Policy Map
SKUEV0045 Slovakia Kopa Map
PLH240006 Poland Beskid Żywiecki Map
SKUEV0400 Slovakia Detviansky potok Map
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SI3000263 Slovenia Kočevsko Map
IT7212174 Italy Cesa Martino Map
IT6020015 Italy Complesso del Monte Nuria Map
SI3000231 Slovenia Javorniki - Snežnik Map
IT6050016 Italy Monte Ortara e Monte La Monna Map
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ES1200056 Spain Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña e Ibias Map
ES0000483 Spain Ezkaurre-Arrigorrieta Map
SKUEV0663 Slovakia Šíp Map
SKUEV0657 Slovakia Malý Polom Map
SKUEV1387 Slovakia Beskyd Map
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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - consolidated version 01/01/2007 (EU Habitats Directive) Except the Estonian, Finnish, and Swedish populations http://ec.europa.eu/environm...rective/index_en.htm
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Ursidae) http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cul.../bern/default_en.asp
https://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc....ckColorLogged=FDC864

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) http://www.cites.org/eng
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora) http://ec.europa.eu/environm...s/legislation_en.htm

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Ariu Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Barna medve Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Björn Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bjørn Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Braunbär German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bronge Bier Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Brown bear English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bruine beer Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Brun bjorn Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Brun bjørn Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Brunbjørn Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Karhu Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lacis Latvian Latvian NRC
Mrki medvjed Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
niedzwiedz brunatny Polish Polish NRC
Ors Maltese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Orso bruno Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Oso pardo Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ours brun French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pruunkaru Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rjavi medved Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rudasis lokys Lithuanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Skógarbjörn Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Urs Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Urs-brun Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Urso Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Ursus ursus Boddaert, 1772
Ursus arctos niger Gmelin, 1788
Ursus arctos fuscus Gmelin, 1788
Ursus arctos albus Gmelin, 1788
Ursus arctos griseus Kerr, 1792
Ursus arctos rufus Borkhausen, 1797
Ursus badius Schrank, 1798
Ursus alpinus Fischer, 1814
Ursus arctos major Nilsson, 1820
Ursus arctos minor Nilsson, 1820
Ursus arctos brunneus Billberg, 1827
Ursus arctos annulatus Billberg, 1827
Ursus arctos argenteus Billberg, 1827
Ursus myrmephagus Billberg, 1827
Ursus formicarius Billberg, 1828
Ursus pyrenaicus Fischer, 1829
Ursus norvegicus Fischer, 1829
Ursus falciger Reichenbach, 1836
Ursus pyrenaeus Cuvier, 1842
Ursus euryrhinus Nilsson, 1847
Myrmarctos eversmanni Gray, 1864

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

60 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-12-15 France France reporting Birds Directive 2013 corrected DREAL Midi Pyrénées
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Alsace
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Auvergne
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files PACA
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Poitou Charentes
2015-11-04 France FRANCE Rapport art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2011 Dérogations ministérielles
2015-10-16 Italy Habitat derogation 2013-2014 Habides + Habitat xml
2015-10-01 Finland Hab2013-2014 FI_hab_report_2014.xml
2015-10-01 Finland Hab2013-2014 FI_hab-report__2013.xml
2015-09-29 Slovakia Derogations reporting under the article 16 Habitats Directive - years 2013 - 2014 Derogations reporting under the article 16 Habitats Directive - years 2013 - 2014
2015-09-17 France FRANCE Rapport Complementaire art 16 Directive Habitat 92/43/CEE année 2012 Derog_HABITATS_2012_autorisations_ministerielles.xml
2015-07-31 Greece Habitats Directive Article 17 29_12_2014 submission GR GR_species_reports-15723-10453.xml
2014-11-19 Belgium Derogation Belgium HD 2011-2012 Report for Flanders
2014-11-14 Slovenia Derogations 2013 Derogations 2013
2014-10-30 Poland National Report on Derogations under the Birds and Habitats Directives Habitats and Birds Derogations Report
2014-03-11 Italy Habitat derogation report 2011-2012 Habitat derogation report 2011-2012
2014-01-20 Bulgaria BG-NR under Habitat Directive 2011-2012 BG_HD_NReport 2011-2012
2014-01-04 Romania RO Art.17 2007-2012 Report from 31 December 2013 RO_species_reports.xml
2013-12-30 Sweden Report on Implementation Measures (Art.17.1)_delivery 2013 SE_species_reports-131230-111623.xml
2013-12-27 Bulgaria BG_habitats_report_2007-2012 Species reports
2013-12-20 Sweden National Report on Derogations under the Habitats directive (Art 16.2)_delivery 2013 National reports on derogations under the Habitats directive (Art 16) 2011-2012_SE_2013-12-20
2013-12-17 Slovakia Art 17 report for the period 2007 - 2012 - second delivery SK_species_reports-131217-132945.xml
2013-12-09 Poland Habitats Directive Art. 17 Report PL_species_reports.xml
2013-12-04 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2013-11-20 Slovenia Report 2011-2012 derogations 2011 - 2012
2013-10-24 Estonia 2011-2012 National Report on Derogations under the Habitats Directive questionnaire_habides.xml
2013-10-18 Latvia LATVIA_2007-2012 LV_species_reports-131018-113252.xml
2013-10-11 Finland Hab2011-2012 FI_hab_report_2011_2012.xml
2013-10-07 Finland Habitat directive reporting (FI) 2007-2012 FI_species_reports.xml
2013-09-30 Romania Habitats directive national report 2011-2012 Habitats_Directive_derogation_report_2011-2012.xml
2013-09-17 Estonia Eesti2013 EE_species_reports-13917-14855.xml
2013-09-13 Slovakia Derogations reporting under the article 16 Habitats Directive habides_export.xml
2013-09-11 Spain Habitats Directive: Report Art.17 2007-2012 ES_species_reports
2013-08-23 Czech Republic CZ_Rep_HDArt17_2013_2nd_submission:corrected CZ_species_reports.xml
2012-12-03 Finland Hab2009-2010 Fi_hab_rap_2009_2010.xml
2012-10-11 Sweden National Report on Derogations under the Birds and Habitats Directives-2009_2010/xml format Derogations Birds/habitats 2009-2010
2012-08-02 Estonia 2009-2010 National Report on Derogations under the Habitats Directive Derogation Habitats directive EE 2009-2010
2011-12-22 Slovakia Derogations reporting under the article 16 Habitats Directive habides_export.xml
2011-12-12 Italy Habitat Derogation Report 2009-2010 habitat derogation report 2009-2010
2011-11-11 Bulgaria Report Habitat Directive_2009-2010. Habitats_09-10.
2011-10-17 Poland National Report on Derogations under the Birds and Habitats Directives (2009-2010) habitat derogations
2011-09-30 Romania habitats report 2009-2010 habitats derogations 2009-2010
2010-09-28 Finland Hab2007-2008 Derogation report under the Habitats Directive 2007 & 2008
2010-09-27 Italy Habitats Derogations 2007-2008 Habitats Derogations 2007-2008
2010-09-07 Italy Habitats derogations Report 2007-2008 Report 2007-2008
2010-01-10 Bulgaria Report Habitat and Birds Directives 2007 - 2008 Derogations Habitat and Birds Directives 2007 - 2008
2009-12-30 Romania Habitats report 2007-2008 habitats report
2008-07-07 Spain Spain's delivery of 3 July Ursus arctos
2008-04-14 Estonia eesti Species questionnaire for Ursus arctos
2008-03-21 Slovenia Article 17 Report Ursus arctos
2008-03-05 Italy Italy Ursus arctos
2008-02-28 France rapport France Ursus arctos
2008-02-22 Austria Article 17 report Austria Species questionnaire for Ursus arctos
2008-02-22 Greece Hellas Species questionnaire for Ursus arctos
2008-02-22 Slovakia report under habitats directive Ursus arctos
2008-01-11 Finland Suomi virallinen Species questionnaire for Ursus arctos
2007-10-02 Latvia LATVIA 2001-2006 Ursus arctos
2007-10-02 Sweden Report on Implementation Measures (Art.17.1)_delivery 2007 Species questionnaire for Ursus arctos
2007-10-01 Czech Republic Species and Habitats Species questionnaire for Ursus arctos
2007-10-01 Poland Report on Implementation Measures Species questionnaire for Ursus arctos

Summary of derogations for species

EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.

47 items found, displaying all items.1
Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2014-04-17 2014-12-31 6 individuals in the period 2014-2016 Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2014-04-17 2014-12-31 6 individuals in the period 2014-2016 Measurements, blood sampling and radio-tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Provincia Autonoma Trento 2014-01-01 2014-12-31 5 individuals in the period 2013-2015 Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Provincia Autonoma Trento 2014-01-01 2014-12-31 5 individuals in the period 2013-2015 Blood sampling and gps tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Provincia Autonoma Trento 2013-05-03 2013-12-31 5 individuals in the period 2013-2015 Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Provincia Autonoma Trento 2013-05-03 2013-12-31 5 individuals in the period 2013-2015 Blood sampling and gps tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2013-01-01 2013-12-31 Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2013-01-01 2013-12-31 Measurements, blood sampling and radio-tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2013-01-01 2013-12-31 licensed 4 individuals for the period 2011-13 Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2013-01-01 2013-12-31 licensed 4 individuals for the period 2011-13 Measurements, blood sampling and radio-tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Norra Mellansverige 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 Permit to use bait during the hunting period in order to assess the effectiveness of such a method. Permission to use method within the limits of the ordinary hunting period. Döda No impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 Measurements, blood sampling and radio-tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 licensed 4 individuals for the period 2011-13 Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 licensed 4 individuals for the period 2011-13 Measurements, blood sampling and radio-tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Provincia Autonoma Trento 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2012/14 long-term plan. Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Provincia Autonoma Trento 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2012/14 long-term plan. Capture for keeping in captivity No evidence of a significant impact
Provincia Autonoma Trento 2012-01-01 2012-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2012/14 long-term plan. Blood sampling and gps tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2011-05-24 2011-12-31 Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2011-05-24 2011-12-31 Measurements, blood sampling and radio-tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2011-01-14 2011-12-31 licensed 4 individuals for the period 2011-13 Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2011-01-14 2011-12-31 licensed 4 individuals for the period 2011-13 Measurements, blood sampling and radio-tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Provincia Autonoma Trento 2011-01-01 2011-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Provincia Autonoma Trento 2011-01-01 2011-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Capture for keeping in captivity No evidence of a significant impact
Provincia Autonoma Trento 2011-01-01 2011-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Blood sampling and gps tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Slovenia 2010-06-23 2015-12-31 neomejeno število mrtvih živali je dovoljeno odvzeti iz narave Keeping of dead species ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-06-23 2015-12-31 neomejeno število mrtvih živali je dovoljeno odvzeti iz narave Keeping of dead species ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-05-12 2060-05-12 neomejeno število mrtvih živali je dovoljeno odvzeti iz narave Keeping of dead species ni vpliva na populacijo
Slovenia 2010-05-12 2060-05-12 neomejeno število mrtvih živali je dovoljeno odvzeti iz narave Keeping of dead species ni vpliva na populacijo
Podkarpackie 2010-01-01 2011-12-31 Unspecified Filming There is no impact on the population.
Podkarpackie 2009-02-01 2012-12-31 Unknown Photographs There is no impact on the population
Provincia Autonoma Trento 2008-06-01 2008-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Provincia Autonoma Trento 2008-06-01 2008-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Blood sampling and radio-tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Lazio 2008-06-01 2008-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Lazio 2008-06-01 2008-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Blood sampling and radio-tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Abruzzo 2008-06-01 2008-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Abruzzo 2008-06-01 2008-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Blood sampling and radio-tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Molise 2008-06-01 2008-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Molise 2008-06-01 2008-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Blood sampling and radio-tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Provincia Autonoma Trento 2008-06-01 2008-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Provincia Autonoma Trento 2008-06-01 2008-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Blood sampling and radio-tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Lazio 2008-06-01 2008-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Lazio 2008-06-01 2008-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Blood sampling and radio-tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Abruzzo 2008-06-01 2008-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Abruzzo 2008-06-01 2008-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Blood sampling and radio-tagging No evidence of a significant impact
Molise 2008-06-01 2008-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Capture No evidence of a significant impact
Molise 2008-06-01 2008-12-31 A total of 20 individuals were licensed during the 2008/11 long-term plan Blood sampling and radio-tagging No evidence of a significant impact
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