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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.


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Number Date Name
20093 2 hours ago Elisabeth Bechmann
20092 8 hours ago Andrew Sutphin
20091 23 hours ago Cindy M. Dutka
20090 1 day ago Cecelia Mondoc
20089 1 day ago Sandra Perez
20088 1 day ago Nicole wood
20087 2 days ago sara sexton
20086 2 days ago Anthea Wray
20085 2 days ago Marcine McBride
20084 2 days ago patrick BOOT
20083 2 days ago lorena peinado
20082 2 days ago Jackie Mills
20081 2 days ago Dawn Ramsey
20080 2 days ago Stephanie Shipp
20079 2 days ago Eileen Wunderlich
20078 3 days ago Paula Warner
20077 3 days ago Barbara Greenwood
20076 3 days ago Karola Windweh
20075 3 days ago Kevin W. McAlister
20074 3 days ago Kevin W. McAlister
20073 3 days ago Tina Forster
20072 4 days ago Yafete Desalegne
20071 6 days ago Cameron Loehr
20070 6 days ago Natasha Brenner
20069 1 week ago Lily Roccosalvo
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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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