IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Data Deficient Red List Criteria Version
Lowry, L., Kovacs, K. & Burkanov, V. (IUCN SSC Pinniped Specialist Group) Reviewer/s
Kovacs, K. & Lowry, L. (Pinniped Red List Authority) Contributor/s Justification
Although the global population is undoubtedly still quite large, there is evidence of declining populations in two of the subspecies. Climate change is expected to have negative consequences for Walruses, and particularly severe consequences for the Pacific subspecies. Additionally, little recent information is available regarding current population sizes and trends throughout much of the Walrusâs range. At this time, this species must be classified as Data Deficient.