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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

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.

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