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Brown bears

© Çagan H. Sekercioglu
Brown bear in Turkey

The IUCN* Red List, which lists all threatened species of animals, classes the brown bear as Least Concern. 

No data is available for brown bear population numbers in Turkey. Although bears in Turkey are protected, only small, fragmented populations exist which are vulnerable to hunting, habitat loss and persecution. 

*International Union for the Conservation of Nature



Appendix II except for the Himalayan brown bear which is in Appendix I.

2The United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) is an international agreement between governments which provides varying levels of protection for species that are or may be in danger of extinction from international trade.

Appendix I includes species that are threatened with extinction and that are or may be affected by international trade. Commercial international trade in species listed on Appendix I is prohibited.

Appendix II includes species that, although not necessarily threatened with extinction, may become so unless trade is strictly regulated. Commercial international trade in Appendix II species is permitted, but is subject to strict controls.

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