Interesting new piece published at Mongabay.com which I thought folks would
like to dig into, especially those who work on plant conservation!
*- Bias against plants is widespread, and seriously limits conservation
efforts, scientists say.- While some studies suggest that people’s
attraction towards animals may be due to biologically based visual and
cognitive processes, others have shown that cultural practices play an
important role in shaping people’s relationship with plants.*
"In a new review study published in *Conservation Biology*, biologists Mung
Balding and Kathryn Williams of the University of Melbourne in Australia
have examined previous research to understand why this bias against plants
exists and if it can be changed."
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