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Bring Back the Bears

Bring Back the Bears

Grizzly bears once roamed across California for centuries -- from the state's mountains to its valleys and beaches. But decades of persecution drove them off the landscape, and the last grizzly in California was tragically shot in 1924.

Now it's time to bring the bears back.

We're calling on the California Fish and Game Commission to consider options to reintroduce grizzlies in California's Sierra Nevada, where there are 8,000 square miles of prime habitat.

Grizzlies today survive in just a few pockets in the Rocky Mountains -- roughly 4 percent of their historic range in the lower 48. If these endangered bears are going to truly recover, they need to be returned to more of their native homes in the American West (remote places typically far away from people).

Grizzlies are so iconic in California that they're on the state flag -- even if they are no longer on the land. Please sign our petition to return California grizzly bears and a renewed sense of the wild to the Golden State.


1-25 of 19762 signatures
Number Date Name
19762 13 hours ago Melanie Wallace
19761 16 hours ago Ingrid Wolf
19760 23 hours ago Crystal Polk
19759 23 hours ago Crystal Polk
19758 1 day ago André Henrique Bacci
19757 1 day ago Tammy Slaughter
19756 1 day ago Kimberly Dodd
19755 1 day ago Lori Grochowski
19754 1 day ago Laura Newton
19753 1 day ago Emerson Ashby
19752 1 day ago Noah Youngelson
19751 1 day ago Dr Lori Ugolik
19750 1 day ago jasmine vaught
19749 1 day ago Margaret Tollner
19748 2 days ago ELENI DEMETRIOU
19747 2 days ago Kanwaldeep Sekhon
19746 2 days ago Toni Garcia
19745 2 days ago sharon george
19744 2 days ago Leilani Hubbard
19743 2 days ago Jaime Skizas
19742 2 days ago Jennifer Formoso
19741 2 days ago V Voland
19740 2 days ago glenda coker
19739 3 days ago Anonymous
19738 3 days ago Gary Kuehn
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Please take action by July 10, 2017.

California flag graphic by Y and R California, based on image by Duncan Hull/Flickr Commons.

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