Metrick, A. Weitzman, M. (1996). Patterns of Behavior in Endangered Species Preservation: Harvard.
Andre Metrick and Martin L Weitzman, writer of Patterns of Behavior in Endangered Species Preservation, conducted studies to try and identify the government’s protection and spending decisions on individual species. The purpose of this scholarly writing was to state the results of these studies, concluding that the role of emotional characteristics were considered and executed over scientific evidence of betterment. This introduces the idea that the chances of survival for many animals is more so dependant on human preferences than on biological requirements. The target audience is educated scholars, but this information can be useful to anyone involved in research over the survival and betterment of animals.