Bears

Jun 24, 2009

Asian Wildlife Trade Species information Page

 

As the human population exploded, the bear's traditional habitat was cleared for timber, agriculture and development. Fragmented populations remain in protected areas. In the threat list also include poaching for their gall bladders and other parts which are prized in traditional Chinese medicine and hunting because their reputation for aggression and crop destruction.

Scientific Classification
ORDER = Carnivora
FAMILY = Ursidae
GENUS AND SPECIES = Ursus thibetanus, Helarctos malayanus, Melursus ursinus, Ailuropoda melanoleuca, Ursus arctos
COMMON NAME (ENGLISH / FRENCH)
   Ursus thibetanus - Asiatic Black Bear, Himalayan black bear / Ours de L'Himalaya, ours du Tibet
   Helarctos malayanus - Malayan sun bear, Sun bear / Ours de cocotiers, Ours Malais
   Melursus ursinus - Sloth bear / Ours lippu de l'inde, Ours prochile lippu
   Ailuropoda melanoleuca - Giant panda / Panda geant, Panda
   Usus arctos - Brown bear, Grizzly bear
IUCN RED LIST = Ursus thibetanus (VU), Helarctos malayanus (DD), Melursus ursinus (VU), Ailuropoda melanoleuca (EN), Ursus arctos (LR/lc)
CITES LISTING = The five species: Appendix I

http://www.iucn.org/themes/ssc/publications/actionplans.htm#Bears1999

Other Natural History Information
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Ursus_thibetanus.html
http://www.arkive.org/species/GES/mammals/Helarctos_malayanus/more_info.html
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Melursus_ursinus.html
http://www.arkive.org/species/GES/mammals/Melursus_ursinus/more_info.html
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Ailuropoda_melanoleuca.html
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Ursus_arctos.html
Photos/Videos
http://www.arkive.org/species/GES/mammals/Ursus_thibetanus/more_still_images.html
http://www.arkive.org/species/GES/mammals/Helarctos_malayanus/more_still_images.html
http://www.arkive.org/species/GES/mammals/Melursus_ursinus/more_still_images.html
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/pictures/Ailuropoda_melanoleuca.html
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/pictures/Ursus_arctos.html

Bushmeat-related publications and projects for this species or group
http://www.worldwildlife.org/trade/faqs_bear.cfm
http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/where_we_work/asia_pacific/where/japan/projects/index.cfm?uProjectID=JP0089
http://www.traffic.org/bulletin/archive/april2000/news-bearparts.html
http://www.traffic.org/publications/summary-bear.htm
http://www.indianbears.com/
http://www.wspa.org.uk/inside.asp?cnewsID=110&campaignType=3

AZA Taxon Advisory Group for this species or group
http://www.bearden.org/Species%20and%20Programs%20pages/Brown%20bear%20page.htm

IUCN Specialist Group for this species or group
http://www.bearden.org/Eight%20Species.htm

REFERENCES
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.Appendices I,II and III. . Downloaded on 07 August 2007.
IUCN 2006. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. . Downloaded on 09 August 2007.

 

 

 

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