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dc.contributor.authorCourchamp, Franck
dc.contributor.authorJaric, Ivan
dc.contributor.authorAlbert, Céline
dc.contributor.authorMeinard, Yves
dc.contributor.authorRipple, William J.
dc.contributor.authorChapron, Guillaume
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-16T10:24:59Z
dc.date.available2018-04-16T10:24:59Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1544-9173
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/17643
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectcharismatic speciesen
dc.subjectanimal extinctionen
dc.subject.ddc333en
dc.subject.classificationjelQ.Q5.Q57en
dc.titleThe paradoxical extinction of the most charismatic animalsen
dc.typeArticle accepté pour publication ou publié
dc.description.abstractenA widespread opinion is that conservation efforts disproportionately benefit charismatic species. However, this doesn’t mean that they are not threatened, and which species are “charismatic” remains unclear. Here, we identify the 10 most charismatic animals and show that they are at high risk of imminent extinction in the wild. We also find that the public ignores these animals’ predicament and we suggest it could be due to the observed biased perception of their abundance, based more on their profusion in our culture than on their natural populations. We hypothesize that this biased perception impairs conservation efforts because people are unaware that the animals they cherish face imminent extinction and do not perceive their urgent need for conservation. By freely using the image of rare and threatened species in their product marketing, many companies may participate in creating this biased perception, with unintended detrimental effects on conservation efforts, which should be compensated by channeling part of the associated profits to conservation. According to our hypothesis, this biased perception would be likely to last as long as the massive cultural and commercial presence of charismatic species is not accompanied by adequate information campaigns about the imminent threats they face.en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlnamePLOS Biology
dc.relation.isversionofjnlvol16en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlissue4en
dc.relation.isversionofjnldate2018-04
dc.relation.isversionofdoi10.1371/journal.pbio.2003997en
dc.subject.ddclabelEconomie de la terre et des ressources naturellesen
dc.relation.forthcomingnonen
dc.relation.forthcomingprintnonen
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dc.description.audienceInternationalen
dc.relation.Isversionofjnlpeerreviewedouien
dc.relation.Isversionofjnlpeerreviewedouien
dc.date.updated2018-04-16T10:09:19Z
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