Addressing the connection between human population growth, consumption, and the climate and wildlife extinction crises.
ABOUT OUR POPULATION AND SUSTAINABILITY WORK
The Center’s Population and Sustainability program addresses the impacts on wildlife and the environment that are caused by human population pressure and destructive consumption and production. We fight for solutions that advance justice, equity, health, and a compassionate world where both people and wildlife can thrive.
To protect the wild, we use creative media, advocacy and public outreach to raise awareness about human population growth and unsustainable consumption — and their direct connection to the climate and extinction crises.
Our innovative campaigns — like our award-winning Endangered Species Condoms and Take Extinction Off Your Plate projects — build toward a just and sustainable future, including the empowerment of women and girls, universal access to reproductive healthcare and education, a healthy and secure food system, a less extractive economic system, and a commitment to protecting wildlife and wild places.
Species Spotlight: American black bear
- Distributed more than 1 million Endangered Species Condoms across all 50 U.S. states.
- Created the first full-time program from a major environmental group, Take Extinction Off Your Plate, addressing the devastating impact of the meat industry on wildlife.
- Curated an online resource library with more than 100 published papers on the connection between population pressure and threats to wildlife and the effectiveness of solutions grounded in human rights and equity.
- Published a policy guide to advance sustainable diets and reduce diet-related greenhouse gas emissions.