The Media and the attack on the Endangered Species Act: Need to Act Now
We need to encourage the media, senators, and representatives to let the American people know how the Republicans are about to destroy the Endangered Species Act and protections for wildlife such as wolves, grizzlies, sage-grouse and other species. So far, these developments have gone UNREPORTED by the major media. People concerned about wildlife conservation need to contact their senators, representatives and major media to ask them to cover these issues. One means to do this would be a filibuster by senators—that would draw attention from the media.
Republicans are preparing to pass legislation that will undermine the Endangered Species Act. They have passed a bill in the House to take away protections from the sage-grouse that were established after years of negotiation between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the various states involved. They are moving to take away protections from the gray wolf and are moving to allow wolves and bears to be slaughtered in Alaskan National Wildlife Refuges.
These species are fragile and surveys show that the public very much supports the Endangered Species Act and species such as wolves and bears but they are unaware of these impending events because news organizations like yours have not reported them.
A filibuster of these issues would bring them to the attention of the American public—the overwhelming majority of the public opposes these efforts—so far they have been flying under the radar due to a lack of media coverage of them—the focus has all been on Russians and national security issues.
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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.