Although walrus populations had declined drastically by the early 20th century, management programs have resulted in the dramatic rebound of the Pacific population. Although the populations are not believed to be in danger of becoming extinct, the Atlantic and Laptev Sea populations still remain at low levels. Presently, estimates of the number of walruses in all populations is not known well enough to warrant an IUCN listing (Jefferson et al. 1993).
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: data deficient