PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed
RANGE: Arctic regions of Europe, Asia, North America, Greenland, and Iceland
THREATS: Global warming, competition from the larger, northward-spreading red fox, and hunting and trapping for the fur trade
POPULATION TREND: The worldwide population of Arctic fox is believed to be several hundred thousand, though only a few populations have been studied. As ice retreats, fox habitat shrinks, causing serious concern for the long-term survival of the species.