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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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20210 3 hours ago Bai lu Olive
20209 10 hours ago Keli Myers
20208 22 hours ago Felicia Lewis
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20206 1 day ago nathan schaefer
20205 1 day ago Vetza Trussell
20204 1 day ago Rob Haine
20203 1 day ago isela gonzalez
20202 1 day ago Michele Lewis
20201 1 day ago Jonas Djerf
20200 1 day ago Margaret Edwards
20199 1 day ago Pam Pendleton
20198 2 days ago Susan Fairweather
20197 2 days ago Nancy Koone
20196 2 days ago Alex Brown
20195 2 days ago Seychelle Cannes
20194 2 days ago Brad Wertz
20193 2 days ago maureen roche
20192 2 days ago Jacob Johnson
20191 2 days ago Holly Ober
20190 2 days ago Michael Routery
20189 2 days ago Carol Minkus
20188 2 days ago Erica Kim
20187 2 days ago Nikki Dennis
20186 2 days ago Natalie DeBoer
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Please take action by July 12, 2017.

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

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