Center for Biological Diversity

Media Advisory, February 6, 2019

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

Friday: 1,000 Endangered Species Condoms to Be Given Away in San Diego

Program Highlights Effect of Human Population Growth on Wildlife

SAN DIEGO— More than 1,000 free Endangered Species Condoms will be given away by the Center for Biological Diversity on Friday, Feb. 8 as part of the San Diego Natural History Museum’s “Secret Society of Adultologists: Red” 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 Natural History Museum event will also feature games, performers and a Valentine-making station. Vubino, a San Diego-based company that produces menstrual cups to help combat feminine-care waste, will also be in attendance.

Ticket sales support the museum’s collections, exhibitions, environmental education, and research.

Press passes and photographs are available upon request.

What: More than 1,000 condoms at the Secret Society of Adultologists: Red

Where: San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

When: Friday, Feb. 8 from 7 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’re excited to host the Center for Biological Diversity at the Secret Society of Adultologists: Red this Friday,” said Emma Bloom, public programs manager at the San Diego Natural History Museum. “The work that they do fits in perfectly with our themes for this event—passion, mating, and most importantly, love for the natural world.”

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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