Endangered Species Condoms Toolkit

Pillow Talk event at Beardsly Zoo in CT


Whether you’ve received Endangered Species Condoms, signed up for a chance to get them in the future, or just want to know more about how you can engage people in the conversation about human population growth and the wildlife extinction crisis, we’ve put together downloadable resources and helpful links to help you make the most of your outreach experience.

Every outreach effort will be different, with different audiences and opportunities. But the best thing about being an Endangered Species Condoms volunteer is that whether you choose to hand out condoms at your local bar, yoga studio, community festival or a huge Earth Day event, the condoms do a lot of the work for you. People will be curious about the packages, making it easy to start talking about the message behind the condoms: We need to learn about how human population growth threatens endangered species, and what we can do about it.


People will be intrigued once they hear “free condoms” or see the colorful packaging, but then what? You can expect to get some interesting questions while distributing the Endangered Species Condoms, so we put together a video to illustrate how to respond to some of the most common ones, from whether these are really condoms for endangered species to how much of an impact one less child really has on the environment.

We hope this helps you feel more prepared to handle the conversations you’ll be having, but if you ever get stumped, ask our experts at condoms@biologicaldiversity.org.


Download the FAQs


  • Endangered Species Condoms.
  • Endangered Species Condoms talking points flyer.
  • Endangered Species Condoms poster.
  • Something to snap pictures or take a short video.
  • Reusable bottle of water (you’re going to be talking to lots of people, so you want to stay hydrated and avoid having to buy bottled water).
  • Snacks to keep your energy up (granola bars work well in a pinch).

What to have on hand when you’re tabling at an event:
  • Something to keep your materials from blowing away (this always happens, so be prepared) — rocks or binder clips work well.
  • Duct tape or masking tape for hanging your poster (and for helping with other emergencies).
  • Basket or other container to display your condom packages.
  • Table cloth or other material to lay over your table.
  • Your own creative, colorful signs to display.
  • Additional flyers on related issues, for example:

Get Social: Post Your Experience Online.
  • Snap pictures of the condom packages displayed at an event or of people holding the packages.
  • Record a quick video of people talking about the condoms.
  • Share it on social media tagged #EndangeredSpeciesCondoms to get even more people in on the conversation.
  • Tag us so we can see and share your posts:
  • Send us your photos, videos and stories and we’ll share them on our social media pages, too.

Check out some of our past volunteers’ pictures and videos for inspiration.

Don't be shy.

We know it can be tough to start the conversation about population growth, but that’s why the condoms work so well: They’re great icebreakers, and once you start talking, most people are genuinely curious about what condoms have to do with endangered species.

Have fun! Your enthusiasm will get other people excited about your effort and about learning what they can do about population growth.

Got questions or want to share your ideas? Email us at condoms@biologicaldiversity.org.