How To Find Out How your Representative or Senator votes on Wildlife Conservation Issues:
In order for those who are interested in supporting wildlife conservation to have an impact on legislation, they must know about legislation and contact their representatives or senators to let them know they are following these issues and will support (or oppose) their representatives based on how they vote. This is how powerful organizations like the National Rifle Association work—they mobilize their followers to contact their representatives and let them know they are about legislation. That is why even though large majorities of the public favor wildlife conservation, these issues often fail in Congress because this majority does not pay attention to the votes.
Consequently, www.defenders.org has provided a very useful tool for those who care about wildlife conservation. They have put up a website where you can find out how your representative or senator voted on several wildlife conservation issues. I encourage everyone to go to this site and look up your representative and contact them, either thanking them for their pro-conservation votes or asking them to change to a more conservation-oriented votes in the future if they are to gain your next vote.
Here is the link to the site: http://www.defendersblog.org/2017/03/congress-making-grade-comes-conservation/
I have just completed a book titled "Wildlife Politics" that is scheduled to be published by Cambridge University Press on March 30, 2017. The book covers broadly all major aspects of wildlife conservation policy worldwide. During my research for the book, I noticed that there was no blog available for sharing informaton on wildlife conservation and thus I set up this blog to accomplish this purpose. Please share any informaticoncerning issues related to wildife policy and politics. I welcome feedback from users concerning this blog and website.