Brown Bear - Threats | WWF

Grizzlies: Found in 2% of their former range

Brown bears were once subject to hunting and big game trophies, as well as being sought for their meat and hides. Today however, their products are not in high commercial demand.
 Bear gall bladders however reportedly bring high prices on the Asian aphrodisiac market, but although demand is growing, there is no evidence whatsoever that products derived from bear parts have medical value.

Other serious threats to bears are habitat destruction and persecution, problems that affect populations to different extents across their range. Grizzly bears are now found only in 2% of their former range while logging, mining, road construction and other developments have reduced available bear habitat and contributed to the decrease in bear populations.