Black Bear Skin Rugs
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American Black Bears (Ursus americanus) are abundant in Canada.
Provincial, territorial, federal and international laws provide strict trade regulations to protect against unlawful trade in black bears, both within Canada and internationally. Canada has effectively managed black bears under the sustainable resource management approach advocated by all international conservation agencies and conventions, including the IUCN (World Conservation Union). Canada fully supports conservation controls on international trade, such as those required under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). An Appendix II listing under CITES means that Canadian imports and exports of live bears and/or their parts, products and derivatives require a CITES export permit from the exporting country. More than 160 countries, including Canada, are Parties to CITES. Black bear hides are legally exported under a CITES export permit, which can only be issued by provincial/territorial or federal CITES authorities.
In Canada, about 500,000 inhabit forested areas and have adapted to thrive in landscapes with some level of human activity. The black bear has been designated by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in the “Not at Risk” category. All populations across the country are stable, or increasing.