Pusa hispida is a very common species and, as of now, there are no measures to protect it The habitat is protected as it is the same habitat as the polar bear (Ursus maritimus). The ringed seal is an important part of the polar bear's diet (Kingsley 1990).
US Federal List: no special status
CITES: no special status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: least concern
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