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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 19889 signatures
Number Date Name
19889 8 hours ago Jessica Self
19888 10 hours ago Stacie Ebling
19887 10 hours ago Anonymous
19886 16 hours ago Laura Schwind
19885 23 hours ago Kathi Ridgway
19884 1 day ago Anonymous
19883 1 day ago Phil Fitzgerald
19882 1 day ago Anonymous
19881 1 day ago Pat Parkin
19880 1 day ago James Tillotson
19879 1 day ago debra tiritilli
19878 1 day ago Karma SamtenLhamo
19877 1 day ago patrick BOOT
19876 1 day ago Lary McKee
19875 1 day ago Kalliopi Grafkou
19874 1 day ago mauricio carvajal
19873 2 days ago Connie Williams
19872 2 days ago Pam Wilbourn
19871 2 days ago Megan Baker
19870 2 days ago Rosina Cespedes
19869 2 days ago Kelley Coleman-Slack
19868 2 days ago Susan Kuntz
19867 2 days ago pamela sleeper
19866 2 days ago Megan Prior
19865 2 days ago Martha Jaquith
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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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