Center for Biological Diversity

Media Advisory, February 6, 2019

Contacts: Sarah Baillie, (520) 345-5708,

Saturday: 2,400 Endangered Species Condoms to Be Given Away in Portland

Program Highlights Effect of Human Population Growth on Wildlife

PORTLAND, Ore.— More than 2,000 free Endangered Species Condoms will be given away by the Center for Biological Diversity on Saturday, Feb. 9 as part of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s “OMSI After Dark: PrOMSI” event.

Distributed in time for Valentine’s Day, the colorful condom packages feature 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.”

The condom distribution is a part of the Center’s Pillow Talk program, which gets people who are interested in science and the natural world talking about human population growth’s effects on wildlife.

The OMSI event will also feature games, aerialists and a prom dance room. Press passes and photographs are available upon request.

What: More than 2,000 condoms at the OMSI After Dark: PrOMSI

Where: The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR

When: Saturday, Feb. 9 from 6 to 10 p.m.

“A lot of couples will get lucky this Valentine's Day, but wildlife will be far less fortunate in our increasingly crowded world,” said Sarah Baillie, Endangered Species Condoms coordinator at the Center. “As our population grows and urban sprawl destroys wild spaces, species we know and love pay the price. Pillow Talk helps people understand how conscientious family planning can protect wildlife.”

“We think it is an important message that Pillow Talk is putting out there,” said Sonali Shivdasani, Event Planner at OMSI. “We support spreading information on how to save wild spaces and the animals that reside there. People who attend our event are looking for science and educational information, as well as to have a good time.”

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.4 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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