Conservation shouldn't be a popularity contest

Thiriet, Dominique (2011) Conservation shouldn't be a popularity contest. The Conversation, 2011. pp. 1-4.

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[Extract] Even Australia's most iconic, charismatic species are in danger of extinction. Species such as the cassowary, Tasmanian devil and koala all enjoy significant community support and relatively generous funding and yet find themselves at risk.

And if our most popular species are in danger of extinction, what will become of our unpopular species?

For species that are feared, disliked or even hated, conservation presents further challenges. Negative community attitudes show up as opposition to conservation efforts and to legislated protection. Unpopular species may even be deliberately harassed, harmed or killed, or have their habitat destroyed.

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Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: bats, flying foxes, media bias, threatened species
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