TUCSON, Ariz. — An environmental group plans to distribute 50,000 free
condoms across the U.S. through the holiday season as part of a campaign aimed
at calling attention to the impact of human population growth on wildlife.
The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity says that since its population
awareness campaign began in 2009, the group has given out 450,000 free
endangered species condoms, featuring pictures of polar bears, panthers and
other threatened species.
This year’s condom giveaway will focus on college health centers, nightclubs,
women’s groups and other activist organizations around the country.
Jerry Karnas, the group’s population campaign director, says the condoms help
attract attention to the problem of how increasing human population is affecting
wildlife, some already on the brink of extinction.