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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 19752 signatures
Number Date Name
19752 9 minutes ago Noah Youngelson
19751 48 minutes ago Dr Lori Ugolik
19750 1 hour ago jasmine vaught
19749 3 hours ago Margaret Tollner
19748 8 hours ago ELENI DEMETRIOU
19747 11 hours ago Kanwaldeep Sekhon
19746 12 hours ago Toni Garcia
19745 14 hours ago sharon george
19744 14 hours ago Leilani Hubbard
19743 16 hours ago Jaime Skizas
19742 16 hours ago Jennifer Formoso
19741 17 hours ago V Voland
19740 17 hours ago glenda coker
19739 18 hours ago Anonymous
19738 19 hours ago Gary Kuehn
19737 19 hours ago Anonymous
19736 20 hours ago Amanda Rewinkel
19735 20 hours ago Valerie Romero
19734 21 hours ago Rebecca Brown
19733 21 hours ago Lindsay Knights
19732 21 hours ago jasmine vaught
19731 22 hours ago Jack and Margarita Denman
19730 22 hours ago Gene Golden
19729 23 hours ago daniel carroll
19728 23 hours ago Judith Sloane
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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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