Not saying everything has a powerful effect. From The Economist’s newsletter:

Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, said that wolves in Europe had become a “real danger” for livestock and potentially people, and promised to review the animal’s protected status. Wolves were once nearly extinct across Europe but an EU ban on hunting them in 1992 triggered a spurt in their population. Wolves killed Mrs von der Leyen’s pony, Dolly, last September.

My sympathies, of course, go out to Dolly. Nonetheless, this is a great illustration of the well off only supporting conservation efforts if it doesn’t actually crimp on their lifestyle.