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The interrelationship between public interest in endangered species and the attention they receive from the conservation community is the 'flywheel' driving much effort to abate global extinction rates. Yet big international conservation non-governmental organisations have typically focused on the plight of a handful of appealing endangered species, while the public remains largely unaware of the majority. We quantified the existence of bias in popular interest towards species, by analysing global internet search interest in 36,873 vertebrate taxa. Web search interest was higher for mammals and birds at greater risk of extinction, but this was not so for fish, reptiles and amphibians. Our analysis reveals a global bias in popular interest towards vertebrates that is undermining incentives to invest financial capital in thousands of species threatened with extinction. Raising the popular profile of these lesser known endangered and critically endangered species will generate clearer political and financial incentives for their protection.
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Name: PloS one
Consumers have questions about their medication but the nature of these concerns and how they reflect medication use is unknown.
The impact of the utilisation of such e-health approaches, including mHealth (use of mobile phones and other wireless technology in the delivery of medical care) assessments of health parameters, or t...
Sex tourism among men who have sex with men (MSM) has been associated with increased risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) due to sexually scripted environments characterized by multiple sexual ...
Cardiothoracic surgery appears to have become a significantly less popular career option among UK medical graduates. This study aimed to elucidate the current levels of interest in pursuing a career i...
Experts worldwide agree that skin cancer is a global health issue, but only a few studies have reported on world populations' interest in skin cancer. Internet search data can reflect the interest of ...
After exposure to the C-POL intervention: 1) unprotected vaginal or anal sex, sex with casual partners, concurrent sexual relationships, and exchange of sex for drugs or money will decreas...
Community members within the treatment city will report: 1)engaging in fewer sexual risk practices; 2)significantly higher condom use; 3) significantly higher rates of STD care seeking (in...
EMBOL-EI (Research Interest antiphospholipid antibody for embolic risk prediction in infective endocarditis) is a prospective cohort study with a biological collection. The main objective...
Children with diabetic ketoacidosis risk neurological complications such as cerebral edema with high morbidity. To prevent cerebral edema, it is essential to control correction of hypovole...
The aim of the proposed study is to compare the exposure dose and diagnostic performance of region-of-interest fluoroscopy compared to standard fluoroscopy in patients and interventionists...
Sketches or drawings, usually humorous, symbolizing, satirizing, or caricaturing some action, subject, or person of popular interest. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
An order of neotropical electric fish found chiefly in the waters of South America. They continually emit weak electric discharges, which they use in object location and communication. A most popular species of research interest is the electric eel, ELECTROPHORUS electricus.
Reduction of high-risk choices and adoption of low-risk quantity and frequency alternatives.
Factors that can cause or prevent the outcome of interest, are not intermediate variables, and are not associated with the factor(s) under investigation. They give rise to situations in which the effects of two processes are not separated, or the contribution of causal factors cannot be separated, or the measure of the effect of exposure or risk is distorted because of its association with other factors influencing the outcome of the study.
The primordial kidney that develops from the INTERMEDIATE MESODERM in the embryos of vertebrates, and is succeeded by the MESONEPHROS. In higher vertebrates and humans, the pronephros is a vestigial and transient structure.