The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published its intention to conduct a 5-year status review under the Endangered Species Act for the polar bear (Ursus maritimus). A 5-year status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. Therefore, FWS requests submission of information that has become available since the last review of the species in 2008.
To ensure consideration comments in FWS’ preparation of this 5- year status review, FWS must receive comments and information by December 14, 2015. However, FWS will accept information about any species at any time.