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.


26-50 of 20481 signatures
Number Date Name
20456 5 days ago walter erhorn
20455 5 days ago Gina Giaccardo
20454 5 days ago John Miller
20453 6 days ago Hallie Thompson
20452 6 days ago Bonnie Claggett
20451 6 days ago Bonnie Claggett
20450 6 days ago Chalice Kerr
20449 6 days ago Darlene Orr
20448 6 days ago Lynn wolf
20447 6 days ago Graciela Díaz
20446 6 days ago Jennifer Beyer
20445 6 days ago Joy Knobloch
20444 6 days ago bobbette bross
20443 6 days ago Anonymous
20442 6 days ago TINA REILLY
20441 7 days ago Melissa Johnson
20440 7 days ago Patricia Marlatt
20439 7 days ago Julian Plamann
20438 7 days ago Nancy Johnson
20437 7 days ago Linda Rolf
20436 7 days ago Barbara Gladfelter
20435 7 days ago Sally Cadonau
20434 1 week ago Casey Pittman
20433 1 week ago Denise Angelotto
20432 1 week ago Camiel Rodriguez
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Please take action by March 12, 2018.

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

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