In a new review study, researchers examine why people, including conservationists, tend to be biased against plants, and if this bias can be challenged.
By Shreya Dasgupta, Pacific Standard Magazine
Tigers, elephants, and rhinoceroses garner a lot of attention. But plants are often ignored. In fact, scientists even have a term for our tendency to overlook plants — plant blindness.
For example, if shown a picture of a lion on a tree, people would be more likely to point out the lion, and ignore the tree. This bias against plants is widespread, and seriously limits conservation efforts, scientists say.
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