Green Right Now Reports
The Center for Biological Diversity would appreciate a little less human fecundity.
But it’s not asking. The Center is offering direct assistance. This year it will again distribute 25,000 free, colorful Endangered Species-branded condoms to raise awareness about how the runaway human population threatens all other populations.
With more than 200,000 people added to the planet every day, wildlife is being squeezed out of habitat and left with diminished food resources. Young people could help if they thought more about their own population plans. At least that’s the message. Make merry! But show restraint.
The CBD, which advocates for endangered and threatened wildlife and plants, has been celebrating the holidays with this unique campaign since 2009.
This year’s, um, packages feature six endangered species, the polar bear, snowy plover, leatherback turtles, panthers, hellbender lizards and the dwarf seahorse. They are being distributed by hundreds of volunteers around the country at holiday parties, churches, doctors’ and dentists’ offices, skate parks, health clinics and yoga studios.
“The Earth’s population now tops 7 billion people, and that has a huge impact on wildlife, climate and the resources we all need to survive,” said Taralynn Reynolds, population and sustainability organizer at the Center, in a statement.
“These are big issues that need to be talked about, and the Endangered Species Condoms give people a fun, unique way to start the conversation.”