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Save the Planet, Use Endangered Species Condoms

The Center for Biological Diversity has given out hundreds of thousands of the condoms since 2009, when it launched the condom program to emphasize the link between human overpopulation and species extinction.

Fumbling in the dark? Think of the monarch.

When it comes to environmental issues, snagging the attention span of the public without fire and brimstone can be easier said than done.

They're exactly what they sound like: Condoms with colorful wrappers depicting endangered species, including sea otters, monarch butterflies, whooping cranes, polar bears, hellbender salamanders and flat-tailed horned lizards. Each wrapper features a nifty drawing by Shawn DiCriscio and a rhyming slogan.

The Center for Biological Diversity has given out hundreds of thousands of the condoms since 2009, when it launched the condom program to emphasize the link between human overpopulation and species extinction.

The condoms are Sustain brand, meaning they're certified Fair Trade and vegan. (Yes, vegan condoms are a thing.) They're manufactured in an award-winning environmental factory and made of latex grown by people paid a living wage at a sustainable rubber plantation.

Each package contains two condoms as well as information about the featured species, facts about human population growth and its link to species extinction and solutions to the problem that include universal access to contraception and reproductive health care and education and empowerment for women and girls, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.


ref.: endangeredspeciescondoms.com, coloradoan.com

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