Wednesday, September 7, 2011

7 Billion and Counting

In 1999 human population reached 6 billion.  Now sometime in October humans are expected to reach the 7 billion mark.  The Center for Biological Diversity is launching a nationwide campaign to highlight the explosive human population growth and its devastating effect on wildlife across the globe.  Human population growth is currently endangering:
• 12 percent of mammals
• 12 percent of birds
• 31 percent of reptiles
• 30 percent of amphibians
• 37 percent of fish
As part of their campaign they are issuing and distributing these endangered species condoms.   You can find out more about their campaign or volunteer to distribute condoms here: 7 Billion and Counting.  

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