Should We Start Moving Away From Charismatic Species?

I think generally we are moving away from a “charismatic species” approach and have been moving toward an “ecosystem based approach.” In it’s ideal form, the “charismatic species” approach was a crude approach to making sure the (generally) largest animals were protected, and as a result, the entire ecosystem would be save. But this was sort of flying blind. The recent loss of insects biomass and biodiversity is alarming.

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