Save an animal while being one.
A campaign I could get into (literally) — just in time for the holidays:
The Center for Biological Diversity is distributing 50,000 free Endangered Species Condoms around the country. The Center collaborated with artist Roger Peet to create a special edition of the colorful condom packages featuring a suite of species — from the dwarf seahorse to the polar bear — threatened by the world’s growing human population.
“The more people we crowd onto our planet, the fewer resources there are for already-endangered species like panthers, sea turtles and snowy plovers,” said Amy Harwood, who runs the Center’s human population campaign. “If we’re going to deal with why plants and animals are going extinct at a staggering rate, we have to make human population part of the conversation.”
The world’s population has doubled since 1968 and surpassed 7 billion in October 2011. The United Nations predicts it will top 10 billion by the end of this century. Meanwhile, about 90 species go extinct every day.
The Center is the only environmental group with a full-time campaign highlighting the connection between unsustainable human population growth and the ongoing extinction crisis for plants and animals around the world. Since 2010, the Center has handed out nearly 500,000 free condoms as a part of the 7 Billion and Counting campaign.
I can’t decide whether I’m a panther or a hellbender kind of guy. You?