All subspecies of the Comminatus are easily recognised mostly because of their size, besides that they are commercially important species. They are beautiful and cute as judged by human eyes. Their aesthetic and commercial values makes them worth conserving. This make them attractive and compete very succesfully with the ugly species, such as reptiles and amphibians which deserves more protection considering they are probably the most endangered groups of animals in the world. In other words these large and cool animals (also called charismatic megafauna) bring in tourists, photographers and conservation dollars.
For some reason humans like dangerous animals, and are fascinated with their weapons, from teeth to horns. This is one explanation for tigers being the prime individuals of global conservation efforts.