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.


1-25 of 19970 signatures
Number Date Name
19970 20 hours ago Jenn Midgett
19969 23 hours ago Julian Kobor
19968 1 day ago Andrew Garcia
19967 1 day ago Richard Holland
19966 4 days ago Aashir Awan
19965 5 days ago Arnaud Henseval
19964 5 days ago Meredith Chait
19963 5 days ago Catherine Schultz
19962 6 days ago Seb Villani
19961 6 days ago Kathy Simon
19960 6 days ago sara sexton
19959 7 days ago Babette Bruton
19958 7 days ago Helene Szczépaniak
19957 1 week ago jorge j tamargo
19956 1 week ago CADEE MURRAY
19955 1 week ago Anonymous
19954 1 week ago Tatiana Araujo
19953 1 week ago Nahuel Battaglia
19952 1 week ago Veronique Ciesielski
19951 1 week ago Christina Tworek
19950 1 week ago Jacob Baisden
19949 1 week ago sara sexton
19948 1 week ago Richard Hieber
19947 2 weeks ago Anonymous
19946 2 weeks ago Theresa Fassett
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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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