The best strategy for endangered animals: Grow a spine. Then humans will protect you.
Most of the cash for conserving endangered animals goes to big “charismatic” species and there’s little left for smaller spineless ones, a global survey by Ottawa scientists shows.
Spineless things — insects and spiders and shellfish and the rest — matter a lot, the group largely from Carleton University and the University of Ottawa says. Bees and butterflies pollinate our food while beetles keep soil healthy.http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/for-many-endangered-species-its-survival-of-the-cutest-ottawa-scientists-find