Bring Back the Bears
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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.


26-50 of 20115 signatures
Number Date Name
20090 1 week ago sara sexton
20089 1 week ago Derek Cook
20088 2 weeks ago Sigrid Dr. Neef
20087 2 weeks ago Marija Minic
20086 2 weeks ago Charles Frisk
20085 2 weeks ago S. Andregg
20084 2 weeks ago Lucy Roybal
20083 2 weeks ago Ray Roybal
20082 2 weeks ago Marvin Sperlin
20081 3 weeks ago Rolf Mense
20080 3 weeks ago Renee Roper
20079 3 weeks ago Barbara Delgado
20078 3 weeks ago Isabelle Zomer
20077 3 weeks ago Ari Schwartz
20076 3 weeks ago Anonymous
20075 3 weeks ago Laura Trondina
20074 3 weeks ago Pamela Miller
20073 3 weeks ago Wendy Chrisman
20072 3 weeks ago Wendy Chrisman
20071 3 weeks ago Gail kazmer
20070 3 weeks ago Carie Tirabasso
20069 3 weeks ago Joanne McGrath
20068 3 weeks ago Nancy Telese
20067 3 weeks ago sara sexton
20066 3 weeks ago Louise du Toit
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Please take action by Dec. 11, 2017.

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

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