24 Apr '12, 3pm

Inviting Cinderella Species to the Ball: Charismatic megafauna dominate fund-raising efforts at the expense of s...

Inviting Cinderella Species to the Ball: Charismatic megafauna dominate fund-raising efforts at the expense of s...

We humans are quite fond of ourselves. So much so that our narcissism tends to influence our preferences for other species, too. We generally favor big, attractive mammals with forward-facing eyes, and this bias is reflected in the conservation dollars we donate. While polar bear fatigue does occur, conservation organizations that focus on large charismatic animals like that Arctic creature or tigers, elephants or chimpanzees — often referred to as “flagship species” — generate the most financial support, regardless of the animals’ status on the endangered species list. Ricard Bergl Looking for love: the Pennant’s red colobus of Equatorial Guinea. “There’s a bit of tail wagging the dog,” said Robert Smith , a conservation biologist at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent. “Some organizations are setting the project by what’s easiest t...

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