Use of iconic wild animals in pop culture gives the impression that they are not endangered

When iconic animals are used in pop culture extensively they give the impression that there is no conservation problem regarding his animals. In reality many of them are endangered & people are unaware of this. It is interesting that people are in general are disinterested in the conservation of iconic wild species and are far more interested in the animals when they are used in pop culture such as cartoons and plush toys etc..