Once plentiful to the point of being considered a nuisance, sightings of Pthirus pubis in its natural habitat are said to be fewer in number than at any time in recorded history. As reported in The Guardian (UK), scientists report that the rate of encounters of Pthirus in the bush to be down by as much as 90% over the last few years.
Website after website (comprising 25% of Internet traffic according to some experts) chronicles the critical loss of its natural habitat. Few deny that the deforestation is widespread, but experts disagree as to the underlying cause. Some say it is due to the overly-aggressive application of petroleum-based chemicals and waxes designed to limit unwanted growth in the delta region. Others speculate about the indirect effects of Global Warming, causing more frequent denuding of the nether regions which Pthirus calls home.
Surely we can all agree that every species deserves to be saved, regardless the cost to our prosperity and sanity. After all, our lack of regard for common sense is the ultimate measure of our humanity.
Some doctors have suggested that modern pubic-hair grooming practices, such as the Brazilian wax, are destroying the natural habitat of Pthirus pubis