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Comparing public support for wildlife protection and climate protection



Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Envigogika : Charles University E-journal for Environmental Education
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Faculty of Social Studies

Keywords Veřejná podpora ochrany klimatu; Veřejná podpora ochrany divoké přírody; Portrait Value Questionnaire; Nové ekologické paradigma; Reprezentativní šetření; Česká republika
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Description The main goal of our study is to compare attitudes to climate protection and wildlife protection, as the gap in this field of research – not only in the Czech Republic – persists. In this study we provide a detailed analysis and comparison of the public support for climate protection and wildlife protection using nationally representative data from the Czech Repub-lic. The results of regression analyses have shown that support for both protections is signi-ficantly increasing with growing pro-environmental beliefs of people, leisure time they spent in nature and their altruism. Support for climate protection also rises with higher election participation, left-wing political orientation and younger age. Support for wildlife protection increases with growing trust in non-profit organizations while decreases with growing trust in science & research institutions. The comparison of groups defined according to their con-sent with climate protection and wildlife protection showed that support for wildlife protection can be characterized as a more inclusive environmental attitude than support for climate protection. The paper discusses the implications of these findings for protagonists of environ-mental politics and ways how they approach the public.
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