Center for Biological Diversity

For Immediate Release, October 26, 2018

Contact: Sarah Baillie, (520) 623-5252 x 308,

6,000 Endangered Species Condoms to Be Distributed in Six States on Halloween

Campaign Highlights Horrors of Human Population Growth Pushing Out Wildlife

TUCSON, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity is giving away 6,000 free Endangered Species Condoms this Halloween to highlight the scary costs of unchecked human population growth on wildlife. The condoms will be distributed in six cities across the country, from San Francisco to Baltimore.

The colorful condom packages include species threatened by population growth and slogans like “Wrap with care, save the polar bear” and “When you’re feeling tender, think about the hellbender.”

“It’s terrifying how quickly human activity is pushing species to the brink,” said Sarah Baillie, Endangered Species Condoms coordinator at the Center. “Slowing population growth is vital to prevent the loss of more endangered species. The Endangered Species Condoms help people make the connection between safe sex and saving wildlife.”

Volunteers will be giving out the condoms at Halloween-themed parades, concerts and parties in Maquoketa, Iowa; Sumner, Maine; Richmond, Va.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Baltimore, Md. and San Francisco, Calif.

In addition to distributing Endangered Species Condoms, the Center is urging people to dress up as their favorite wildlife this Halloween to foster conversations about how human activity affects wildlife. The Center is asking people to share their creative animal or conservation-themed costumes on social media with the hashtag #WrapYourHalloWeenie.

The Center's population and sustainability program uses creative media to promote a range of common-sense solutions like access to family planning and reproductive health services, as well as education, opportunity and equal rights for women and girls.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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