Condoms Raise Awareness About Human Overpopulation, Effects on Imperiled Plants and Animals Around the Globe
December 29, 2010
What: On New Year's Eve, 50,000 Endangered Species Condoms will be handed out around the country as part of the Center
for Biological Diversity's campaign to raise awareness about the devastating impacts of human overpopulation and overconsumption
on endangered species and their habitats.
Who: More than 600 volunteers around the country will be handing out the condoms. Many of them will be available
for media interviews.
Why: The world's population has nearly doubled since 1970 and is soon expected to top 7 billion. This staggering
increase and the massive consumption it drives are overwhelming the planet's finite resources and increasingly pushing endangered
plants and animals closer to extinction.
About the Condoms: More than 350,000 Endangered Species Condoms were distributed by thousands of volunteers in
2010 as part of the Center's overpopulation campaign. Because New Year's Eve is one of the biggest days of the year for condom
use, 50,000 were sent to volunteers earlier this month for distribution on Friday. Six different packages with original
artwork and slogans feature the polar bear ("Wrap with care, save the polar bear"), jaguar ("Wear a jimmy hat, save
the big cat"), American burying beetle ("Cover your tweedle, save the burying beetle"), snail darter
("Hump smarter, save the snail darter"), coquí guajón rock frog ("Use a stopper, save the hopper"),
and spotted owl ("Wear a condom now, save the spotted owl"). All six species are listed as
threatened or endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
To see samples of the Endangered Species Condoms, please click here .
To arrange an interview with a volunteer distributor in your area, contact Randy Serraglio, overpopulation
campaign coordinator, (520) 784-1504 or email@example.com
Randy Serraglio, (520) 784-1504