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Want to save endangered species? Put a glove on your love, enviros say

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Want to save endangered species? Put a glove on your love, enviros say

Tucson's Center for Biological Diversity doles out 100,000 condoms

  • Spotted owl
    Courtesy US Forest ServiceSpotted owl

Just in time for Valentine's day, the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity mounts its Endangered Species Condoms campaign, an effort to educate people on the impact of population growth on threatened and endangered animals.

The CBD has launched an accompanying website, which features a chance to win a "lifetime supply" of the rubbers, which feature six species listed as threatened or endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

About 3000 volunteers in all 50 states will distribute the animal-themed prophylactics to people who, according to the logic of the project, can do their part to save the species on the wrapper by not breeding.

The menagerie, according to the group's press release:

  • Polar bear: "Wrap with care, save the polar bear."
  • Jaguar: “Wear a jimmy hat, save the big cat.”
  • American burying beetle: “Cover your tweedle, save the burying beetle.”
  • Snail darter “Hump smarter, save the snail darter.”
  • Coquí guajón rock frog “Use a stopper, save the hopper.”
  • Spotted owl “Wear a condom now, save the spotted owl.”

 This release coincides with National Condom Week, which runs Feb. 14-21. Whether you want to save endangered species, or save yourself from any number of STDs, a condom is recommended.

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