WHS where bears can be found in the wild.

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Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks black bear, grizzly bear
Carlsbad Caverns Black bear
Central Sikhote-Alin Himalayan bear
Chitwan National Park Sloth bears
Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands The nominated property also harbors healthy populations of large mammal species that are not listed as globally threatened, but which are important in the regional context, including European Brown Bear, Grey Wolf and European Lynx. (AB Ev)
Darien National Park spectacled bear
Dolomites Brown bears (reintroduced)
Dong Phayayen Asiatic Black Bear, Malayan Sun Bear
Durmitor National Park Brown bear
Everglades Black bear
Fanjingshan Asiatic Black Bear
Glacier parks Grizzly bear, black bear and the only habitat in the world for the bluish glacier bear Ursus americanus emmonsi, a colour phase of the black bear found nowhere else in Canada
Golden Mountains of Altai
Great Himalayan National Park Himalayan Brown Bear, Asiatic Black Bear
Great Smoky Mountains Black bear
Gros Morne National Park American Black Bear, Polar Bear
Hawraman/Uramanat "Among animals found in the region are: (...) bears" (Nomination file, p. 35) Brown bears in the Kosalan and Shahu Protected Areas (Nomination file, p. 223)
High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago brown bear (UNEP-WCMC)
Huanglong Black bear, Giant panda, Brown bear
Huascaran National Park Spectacled bear
Hubei Shennongjia Asian Black Bear
Hyrcanian Forests brown bear (AB ev)
Ilulissat Icefjord polar bears Ursus maritimus are very rare visitors (UNEP-WCMC)
Jiuzhaigou Valley Black bear, Giant panda
Kaeng Krachan Forest Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus) and sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) (Nomination file, p. 24)
Kaziranga National Park Asiatic Black Bear, Sloth Bear
Khangchendzonga National Park Asian black bear
Lake Baikal Brown bear
Laponian Area Brown bear
Machu Picchu spectacled bear
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Sloth bear Melursus ursinus (VU), black bear Selenarctos thibetanus (VU) (= Vulnerable IUCN)
Manu National Park spectacled bear
Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha red panda, Asiatic black bear
Mount Sanqingshan Asian black bear
Mount Sanqingshan Asian black bear (IUCN)
Nahanni National Park Grizzly bears
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers Himalayan black bear
Ohrid Region Brown bear at Galičica National park
Olympic National Park Black bear
Phong Nha - Ke Bang Himalayan black bear, Malayan sun bear
Pimachiowin Aki Black bear
Pirin National Park Brown bear
Plitvice Lakes Brown bear
Primeval Beech Forests brown bear (in Slovakia/Ukraine) (UNEP-WCMC)
Putorana Plateau brown bear
Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
Qinghai Hoh Xil Brown bear
Redwood Ursus americanus / American black bear
Rio Abiseo National Park spectacled bear
Sagarmatha National Park Himalayan black bear (UNEP-WCMC)
Sangay National Park Spectacled Bear
Shirakami-Sanchi Asiatic Black Bear
Shiretoko Brown bear
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries Black bear, Giant panda
Tajik National Park brown bear
Three parallel rivers of Yunnan Brown bear
Uvs Nuur Basin Brown bear
Virgin Komi Forests brown bear
Volcanoes of Kamchatka Brown bear
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Grizzly ("A denser population than either Yellowstone or Canadian Rockies")
West Norwegian Fjords Brown bear
Western Caucasus Brown bear
Western Ghats Sloth bear at Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary
Wood Buffalo National Park Black bear, Brown bear
Wrangel Island Polar bears
Wulingyuan Asiatic black bear
Xinjiang Tianshan brown bear, grizzly bear
Yellowstone Black bear and the grizzly or brown bear
Yosemite National Park American Black Bear


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