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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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19914 43 minutes ago Lonnie Miller
19913 19 hours ago Jenna Jarboe
19912 1 day ago Sheila Sykes-Gatz
19911 2 days ago Roberto Penaherrera
19910 3 days ago Doris Telles
19909 4 days ago Darby Bennett
19908 5 days ago Bridget Bailey
19907 6 days ago Sherry Janetzke
19906 6 days ago Kristin Womack
19905 6 days ago MARGARET MADSEN
19904 6 days ago Emily Dickinson-Adams
19903 6 days ago sophie bates
19902 6 days ago joan scott
19901 6 days ago cheryl lorditch
19900 6 days ago sara sexton
19899 6 days ago john t guandolo
19898 6 days ago Irina Chayka
19897 7 days ago Casey Ream
19896 7 days ago DK Weamer
19895 7 days ago ilene kazak
19894 7 days ago Kimberly Bayer
19893 7 days ago Ilse Spiegel
19892 7 days ago donna ehret
19891 7 days ago Kevin walsh
19890 1 week ago Jillana Laufer
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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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