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The Save Vanishing Species stamp is now on sale at post offices across the country and online.
The First Class stamp, which features a tiger cub illustration, costs 55 cents. Net proceeds—a total of 11 cents from the sale of each stamp—will go to tiger, rhino, great ape, marine turtle, and elephant conservation projects. These projects are supported by the Multinational Species Conservation Funds, which is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
“The Save Vanishing Species tiger stamp represents a unique opportunity for all Americans to help conserve the world’s most iconic species,” said John Calvelli of the Wildlife Conservation Society. “Buying this stamp is a small but meaningful investment in our worldwide conservation efforts and I encourage all of our zoo and aquarium visitors to take that important step.”
The Save Vanishing Species stamps will directly provide funding for projects supported by the Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF), which are administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conserve tigers, rhinos, great apes, marine turtles, African elephants and Asian elephants. The stamp was created through federal legislation which was signed into law in September 2010. Passage of the law was spearheaded by the Wildlife Conservation Society and was supported by the 33 organizations of the Multinational Species Coalition.
Today, only 3,200 tigers populate 42 source sites across 13 countries in Asia that are now the last hope and greatest priority for the conservation and recovery of the world’s largest cat. Multinational Species Conservation Funds, soon to be supplemented by proceeds from the stamp, provide critical support to programs that protect these last remaining tiger habitats.
A sheet of 20 Save Vanishing Species stamps costs just $11 so send a little gift to wildlife with your message by purchasing your Save Vanishing Species stamps today. Learn more about the Multinational Species Conservation Funds.