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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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Number Date Name
20711 1 hour ago Lisa Corey
20710 5 hours ago Judy Clark
20709 1 day ago Anonymous
20708 1 day ago Quentin Fischer
20707 1 day ago Charles Alexander
20706 2 days ago Sufi Olsen
20705 3 days ago nita patrick
20704 3 days ago Brenda Boutin
20703 3 days ago Charity Loveless
20702 3 days ago carol Lipko
20701 3 days ago Nina Zabec
20700 3 days ago Nina Zabec
20699 3 days ago Amber Gilchrist
20698 3 days ago John Everett
20697 3 days ago John Everett
20696 3 days ago Paul Kinsey
20695 3 days ago Anonymous
20694 4 days ago Ann Roberts-Ostapack
20693 4 days ago JUNE CAMPBELL
20692 4 days ago Pamela Llewellyn
20691 4 days ago Irene Karaitou
20690 4 days ago Nancy Loftin
20689 5 days ago Dianna Hoyt
20688 5 days ago Anonymous
20687 5 days ago patty senger
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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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