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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
20327 4 hours ago Tom Canning
20326 8 hours ago Kathleen Lewis
20325 9 hours ago Anonymous
20324 15 hours ago cara corzo
20323 15 hours ago Jeannette Welling
20322 16 hours ago Anonymous
20321 17 hours ago André Henrique Bacci
20320 19 hours ago Cj Gainer
20319 21 hours ago pille francois
20318 22 hours ago lecat andree
20317 22 hours ago Debra Cassiero
20316 1 day ago michele rule
20315 1 day ago Renee Boteilho
20314 1 day ago sara sexton
20313 1 day ago michael hughes
20312 1 day ago Margaret Tollner
20311 2 days ago mauricio carvajal
20310 3 days ago Gary Hileman
20309 3 days ago Jacki Hileman
20308 3 days ago Penelope Prochazka
20307 4 days ago Jamie Conrad
20306 4 days ago Pam Shaouy
20305 4 days ago Jackie Bear
20304 4 days ago Tina deKwaadsteniet
20303 4 days ago katherien johnson
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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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