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.


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20119 18 hours ago sara sexton
20118 18 hours ago Pamela Lambert
20117 18 hours ago Pamela Lambert
20116 18 hours ago Pamela Lambert
20115 1 day ago Erika Boka
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20113 2 days ago Anonymous
20112 3 days ago Phillip Jones
20111 3 days ago Marie Alabiso
20110 4 days ago Garrett Ahern
20109 5 days ago Rolf Mense
20108 6 days ago Rhonda Rivera
20107 7 days ago Brittany Naumann
20106 7 days ago sara sexton
20105 1 week ago Sandra Hughey
20104 1 week ago Sandra Hughey
20103 1 week ago John Penticuff
20102 1 week ago Anonymous
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20099 1 week ago Krista Guerrero
20098 1 week ago Nicholas Laird
20097 1 week ago Grant Wentworth
20096 1 week ago Mark Wentworth
20095 1 week ago Katie Wentworth
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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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