Cartoon vs Photograph: How Images Affect Interest and Action in the Conservation of Eryngium SparganophyllumEarth and Environmental Sciences
- Becky Beier
"Eryngium Sparganophyllum is one of the most endangered plants in the Sonoran Desert ecosystem. This study explored how images can support interest and promote action in plant conservation. The results showed that cartoons promoted interest and action more effectively in kids than photographs did; while cartoon images were most likely to promote interest in adults, photographs were more likely to promote action. This research is important because knowing the best way to get people interested in endangered plants will help protection and conservation efforts."